Stafford Snow Storm Update January 5, 2022

January 5, 2022 - The decision has also been made to close County Government offices, including the Courts (General District, Circuit and JDR), on Thursday, January 6, 2022. The Regional Landfill will have a delayed opening at 9:00 a.m. Some County roads remain impassable, and some main thoroughfares still have only one lane passable. The Grand Jury and misdemeanor appeals have been moved to 9:00 a.m., January 24 and Civil cases to 11:00 a.m.

The National Weather Service is calling for 3.5 more inches of snow between 7:00 p.m. tomorrow evening and 5:00 a.m. Friday morning. Now is the time to prepare with needed supplies and make sure your neighbors are also ready. (FEMA) has excellent information on disaster kits and cold weather.

Dominion doubled its number of crews in Stafford County since yesterday, with more than 275 active repairs today. As of early afternoon January 5, the numbers without power are as follows: Dominion - 20,118, Novec - 1500, REC - 188, NN – 700.

We ask people seeking shelter to STAY-IN-PLACE if at all possible. VDOT needs as many people to stay off the roads so that public safety and utility crews can reach those in need and begin to restore power. We also ask that people only call 911 for emergencies only.

Stafford has opened a warming center and emergency shelter at Stafford High School, 63 Stafford Indians Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22405. The warming center will be open from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. After that, it will become an overnight shelter for stranded individuals. At this time, Stafford County does not have the assets to provide transportation to and from the shelter. Again, we ask that for all that can to shelter in place. Please head to the shelter now if before it gets colder.

The Conserve Water Alert has ended, thank you for your patience and support.

Please access the following resources below

  • Check for all updates and alerts by visiting

Visit the following outage maps:

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  • Visit the VDOT site for snowplows at

Stafford County continues to reassess the situation and will provide updates to the community to notify the public if there are any changes.