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Snow Emergency Routes to Take Effect at Midnight on Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Post Date:02/19/2019 3:32 PM
Snow PlowLeesburg, VA (February 19, 2019) – In advance of the anticipated snow, sleet, and freezing rain expected during the overnight hours and into Wednesday, Snow Emergency Routes in Leesburg will go into effect beginning at 12 a.m. tonight.  Town crews are currently pre-treating roadways with brine. 

In preparation for snow plowing operations, all vehicles must be removed from streets designated as Snow Emergency Routes, to avoid being towed at the owner’s expense. Snow Emergency Routes are as follows: 

• King Street, from the Union Cemetery to Country Club Drive 
• Loudoun Street, from Liberty Street to Harrison Street
• Market Street, from Fairview Street to the Route 7/15 Bypass 

Residents can assist in the efficiency of snow preparation and removal operations by removing all vehicles, trailers, trash cans and other items from roadways in order to provide snow plows with maximum space to operate. 

Town crews are responsible for snow removal from public streets throughout Town. Plowing operations will begin immediately once snow accumulation on the roadway approaches 2 inches. Snow Emergency Routes and other primary roads will be cleared first, followed by secondary streets and subdivision roads. Town crews will work 12-hour shifts, 24 hours a day, as long as necessary to restore safe access for vehicles. Streets may not be cleared to bare pavement, curb-to-curb. Until plowing is completed, citizens are urged not to use streets unless absolutely necessary. 

Property owners or occupants, both residential and commercial, are required to remove snow from public sidewalks adjoining their properties within 24 hours of a snowfall. If ice is present and cannot be removed, it should be covered with sand, kitty litter, or a similar substance that will allow safe passage for pedestrians. It is also being requested that storm drains in front of private properties are kept clear, which will help prevent flooding. Snow from sidewalks, driveways, and parking areas must not be pushed into the street or other Town right-of-way. 

Town crews will remove snow from sidewalks adjoining Town-owned or maintained properties, after snow plowing operations are completed. For more information about the Town’s snow removal operations, please visit www.leesburgva.gov/snowremoval.   

Media Contact:
Leah Kosin
Public Information Assistant
lkosin@leesburgva.gov
703-771-2781
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