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After the Storm Tips from Loudoun County

After the Storm Tips from Loudoun County

From the Office of Emergency Management:

  • Continue listening to local radio or television stations or a NOAA Weather Radio for updated information and instructions. Access may be limited to some parts of the community, or roads may be blocked.

  • Help a neighbor who may require special assistance - infants, elderly people, and people with disabilities. Elderly people and people with disabilities may require additional assistance. People who care for them or who have large families may need additional assistance in emergency situations.

  • Use caution when driving. As the roadways are cleared, large banks of snow line the streets and intersections. Use caution when driving, especially around intersections. Visibility may be obscured due to the large snow. Also, as evening approaches, the temperature falls. This can contribute to icy conditions or black ice.

Five Most Dangerous Intersections in Leesburg

From the Town of Leesburg:

The Leesburg Bypass in the area of Sycolin Road remained Leesburg’s most crash prone location in 2010 according to statistics compiled by the Leesburg Police Department. Over the past three years this area has ranked number one in most crashes. The top five locations within the Town of Leesburg with the most crashes remained unchanged from the previous two years as well.

The following is a list of the top five intersections in the Town of Leesburg that had the highest number of motor vehicle crashes in their vicinity in 2010. These statistics are compiled based on Leesburg Police Department data and do not include crashes worked by the Virginia State Police or the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

How to Protect Your Vehicle from Winter Damage

How to Protect Your Vehicle from Winter Damage

From Cher Murphy PR:

With winter in full swing around the country, vehicles in areas that get snow are subjected to more than their fair share of hardship. Winter is hard on vehicles, piling on the snow, sleet, salt, and more. But there are things you can do to help protect your vehicle from the harshness of winter.

“It is important to take steps to protect your vehicle during the winter because, if you don’t, it will likely lead to rust, as well as other problems,” explains Barbara Terry (www.barbaraterry.com). “Preventing winter vehicle damage is not thatdifficult, but it does take being aware of what needs to be done.”

To help protect your vehicle from winter damage, consider the following tips:

Leesburg Council Seeks Feedback on Downtown Holiday Parking Program

Leesburg Council Seeks Feedback on Downtown Holiday Parking Program

Public input session planned for Tuesday, January 25, 2011 Council meeting

Winter Weather Driving Safety Tips

Winter Weather Driving Safety Tips

From Loudoun Sheriff's Department:

Loudoun County, VA:  This morning’s snow has the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office reminding motorists that winter driving can be hazardous, especially in our area where we normally receive a mixture of ice, freezing rain and snow.   

Loudoun Sheriff Steve Simpson is advising motorists to make sure their vehicles are equipped with a well-stocked winter driving kit. A winter driving kit should include the following items:    

Properly fitting tire chains

Bag of sand or salt (or kitty litter)

Traction mats

Snow shovel

Snow brush

Ice scraper

Booster cables

Leesburg Snow Emergency Routes & Snow Removal Policies

Leesburg Snow Emergency Routes & Snow Removal Policies

From the Town of Leesburg – In preparation for the winter weather season, Town officials remind residents and businesses about Town policies for handling snow, sleet, ice and other wintry precipitation.

Snow Emergency Routes.  A snow emergency is declared when two or more inches of snow, sleet or other icy precipitation has accumulated on Town roadways.  When a snow emergency is in effect, all vehicles must be removed from the designated streets.  Any vehicle not removed from the designated streets when a snow emergency is in effect will be towed at the owner’s expense.  Snow emergency routes are:

Dulles Toll Road New Rates Go Into Effect on January 1

Dulles Toll Road New Rates Go Into Effect on January 1

From Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority:

Effective January 1, 2011, toll rates on the Dulles Toll Road will increase by 25 cents at the Main Toll Plaza to $1.25. Toll rates on the on/off ramps will remain 75 cents.

A three-year schedule for new toll rates was approved by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors in November 2009 after conducting a series of public hearings. At that time, the Board also approved a toll rate increase that took effect on January 1, 2010, the increase for 2011and a third toll rate increase that will be effective January 1, 2012.