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Fairfax County is under a dense fog advisory until 10 a.m. (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Dense Fog Advisory in Effect — Fairfax County and the rest of the D.C. area are under a Dense Fog Advisory until 10 a.m. The National Weather Service says visibility could be limited to a quarter mile or less, creating potentially hazardous driving conditions. [NWS]

Metro Starts Fare Evasion Crackdown — “Metro Transit Police officers will begin issuing fare evasion citations on Tuesday, November 1, following a monthlong awareness and warning campaign. Citations with associated fines may be issued to anyone jumping fare gates, improperly using emergency gates, or not tapping fare boxes on Metrobuses.” [WMATA]

Domestic Violence Incidents Rising — “Domestic violence cases are trending up in Fairfax County, Virginia, in 2022, according to police. New police statistics show calls about assaults on family members are up 20% so far this year, and nearly half of the homicides in the county have been domestic-related.” [WTOP]

Reston Tops Police Drug Take-Back Effort — For the 23rd Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day initiative, Fairfax County police collected 943 pounds of unused and expired over-the-counter and prescription medications from community members on Saturday (Oct. 29). Reston Hospital Center led the eight collection sites with 346 pounds. [FCPD]

Marshall HS Student on Historic Ice Skating Feat — “In September, Vienna, Virginia, high-school student Ilia Malinin became the first skater ever to land a quad axel in competition. We asked him how he pulled off the gravity-defying four-and-a-half-rotation jump.” [Washingtonian]

Route 28 Traffic Changes in Centreville Tomorrow — “The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) is announcing modified traffic patterns around Route 28 and Compton Road on or about Wednesday, November 2, 2022, from 5:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Waterline relocation will be taking place during those hours as part of the Route 28 Widening project.” [FCDOT]

Seeds Planted at I-66 Landfill — The Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services unveiled signs on Friday (Oct. 28) for a new pollinator meadow high atop the I-66 Transfer Station off of West Ox Road. Part of a larger modernization project, the approximately 1-acre meadow was cleared and seeded in mid-October with native perennial wildflowers that will be pollinated next spring by bees and butterflies. [DPWES]

McLean Students Question FCPS Superintendent — “Salad bars? Grading policies? Snow days? Solar power at schools? Electric buses? Students asked Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) leaders about those things and more during an Oct. 19 discussion at the McLean Community Center.” [Sun Gazette]

It’s Tuesday — Possible light rain in the morning. High of 69 and low of 57. Sunrise at 7:37 am and sunset at 6:09 pm. [Weather.gov]

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