Jul 30, 2014

UPDATE: Closings and Openings Tuesday in Falls Church

Winter weather prompts FCCPS, City to issue decisions Monday night on openings and closings for Tuesday.

UPDATE: Closings and Openings Tuesday in Falls Church

UPDATE Tuesday, 9:55 a.m.: The Community Center's Preschool Program is canceled today. Decisions regarding evening activities will be made by 3 p.m.

Call the inclement weather hotline at 703-248-5077 for status updates.


Due to the extremely cold weather, public schools in the City of Falls Church and Fairfax County are closed Tuesday.

In addition, Day Care at Thomas Jefferson Elementary is being moved to Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School. Day Care at MEH and Mount Daniel will open at 9 a.m.

While the extreme cold temperatures moving through the area "are of concern to the well being of our students," infrastructure issues that developed Monday evening prompted FCCPS to make the decision to close schools Tuesday, according to a news release. 

FCCPS noted that due to high winds and plummeting temperatures, leaks developed, reducing the heat output in a building and a number of cold-related issues with the FCCPS bus fleet "leave us no choice but to cancel classes."

The City of Falls Church government programs and services will be open as scheduled on Tuesday. This includes City Hall, the Community Center, the Mary Riley Styles Public Library, the DMV Select in City Hall, the Court Clerk, and more, according to a news release.

City employees may take unscheduled leave after checking with their supervisor, the news release noted.

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