Clearing City streets and sidewalks is a difficult process that takes time, hard work, and good communication between residents, business owners, and the City.
The City clears snow from 561 lane miles of roadways, 20 miles of publicly owned sidewalks, walkways, and pathways, and 44 acres of municipal parking lots and publicly owned squares. Typically, alleys and non-municipal parking lots are not part of the City’s snow removal operations. View this map for snow removal priorities. For information about winter weather preparedness, download your own copy of the Winter Weather Mailer.
To check the status of snow removal during a storm or report a missed street or sidewalk, use SnowReport.
Also, check out the Health Department's tips for preparing your family for winter weather.
City government closings and cancellations due to inclement weather are communicated in various forms including:
Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS)
ACPS closing and cancellation announcements due to inclement weather are available from:
If you have a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately. For other emergencies related to snow storm, call 311 or 703-746-4311 or contact us online. Please do not call this number to ask when your street will be plowed; see the above information regarding street-cleaning priorities. Complaints about compliance with the sidewalk ordinance may also be made by calling 311 or 703-746-4311.