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Old 01-24-2016, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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According to the National Weather Service Dulles got 37.3 inches. You can see lots of other area totals here, PNS Map
That map shows Dulles at 29.3" Where did you get the 37.3" number from? We aren't far from there, but I think we got closer to 30 or 31.
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Old 01-24-2016, 09:13 AM
 
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According to an email from my state delegate, "VDOTís goal is to get the highways and primary roads (eg. Rt. 1, 123) clear by Sunday. That will allow large secondary roads (e.g. Keene Mill, Braddock, Rolling. Mt. Vernon Memorial) to be done Monday. Thus, you should not expect a plow on your residential road until Monday afternoon at the earliest."
Oh, I see. Thanks.
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Old 01-24-2016, 11:13 AM
 
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That map shows Dulles at 29.3" Where did you get the 37.3" number from? We aren't far from there, but I think we got closer to 30 or 31.
Centreville's official total was 30.8" and I am pretty sure I got an amount very close to that (I am a few miles away from Dulles.).
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Old 01-24-2016, 11:34 AM
 
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Centreville's official total was 30.8" and I am pretty sure I got an amount very close to that (I am a few miles away from Dulles.).
We're in Ashburn and it's showing as 34.something. However, we live closer to Dulles Airport than the location where they measured 34.
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Old 01-24-2016, 11:45 AM
 
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Centreville's official total was 30.8" and I am pretty sure I got an amount very close to that (I am a few miles away from Dulles.).
Where are the "official" totals listed?
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Old 01-24-2016, 11:51 AM
 
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Now that the storm is over, I'd like to acknowledge and express appreciation to the people we count on in events like this:

-- The emergency services such as police, fire, EMTs, and hosptial staff, for being on duty and ready to respond if needed;

-- The snowplow drivers who worked extremely long shifts in extremely difficult conditions to keep as many roads as possible open;

-- The electric company crews from Dominion, NOVEC, etc. on standby and ready to respond to outages. Even though we fortunately had very few power outages this time round, in other winter storms I have see these guys working outdoors in truly horrendous weather to restore power.

Thanks to all.
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Old 01-24-2016, 12:57 PM
 
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Our local snowplow operators, out in the country, LOVE those long shifts because they have contracts with VDOT paying them $75 to $100 an hour. They sit and wait for the first flakes to fall and begin plowing. They stay on duty as long as they can. One company I know in Fairfax with contracts in Loudoun will make over $100,000 on this storm. Their workers are happy as clams. Snowplow operators aren't doing it out of the goodness of their hearts to keep our roads open, they're doing it because they are very well paid, as well they should be.

The same is true for utility crews. They are very well paid in overtime.

Money is a great incentive for many jobs!
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Old 01-24-2016, 10:29 PM
 
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well,s the longest, most viewed thread I ever made


and it took a few days to get going lol


ps: anyone know what the oakton/town of Vienna/Tysons are snow fall was? im going to say 27 inches.
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Old 01-25-2016, 07:51 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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Our local snowplow operators, out in the country, LOVE those long shifts because they have contracts with VDOT paying them $75 to $100 an hour. They sit and wait for the first flakes to fall and begin plowing. They stay on duty as long as they can. One company I know in Fairfax with contracts in Loudoun will make over $100,000 on this storm. Their workers are happy as clams. Snowplow operators aren't doing it out of the goodness of their hearts to keep our roads open, they're doing it because they are very well paid, as well they should be.

The same is true for utility crews. They are very well paid in overtime.

Money is a great incentive for many jobs!
Not surprised. I read today on Wash Post that it costs the state of VA 2-3 million dollars per hour!
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