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Old 01-27-2016, 09:20 AM
 
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I believe some residents caused more trouble to snow plow drivers.
Though they had a long driveway, some people parked their car(s) in the street instead of parking them in their own driveway.

Snow plow drivers could dump snow on one side of the street (for e.g. odd numbers, they can switch to even number in the next storm etc.). This way, one side of the street is always clean, sidewalk could be cleaned easily and maneuvering 2 cars would be easy. Since sidewalks could be cleaned sooner, it will be easy for school kids who walk to school/school bus stops etc.
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Old 01-27-2016, 09:28 AM
 
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I agree that it's poor planning. You would think that VDOT with their Plow site would be able to organize it a little better.

Although it could have a lot to do with their contractors. I mean, maybe if you contract with VDOT and you only want to operate in certain areas, then that's what happens.
Strange - My neighborhood is perfect - really zero complaints and it is a big neighborhood. We are down to pavement in all areas and the plows worked Sat, Sun Mon, Tues.
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Old 01-27-2016, 10:10 AM
 
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I am in the Cascades neighborhood of Sterling. First plow was not seen until about 4:45p last night. They did plow "one lane" access - about 15 feet from the end of the driveway. But was so happy to see a plow!

I did use the plow tracker and during that entire storm not one plow truck was anywhere in my neighborhood. And I live not far off Cascades which is a major street.
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Old 01-27-2016, 11:18 AM
 
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Driving down Lee Higheay in Merrifield yesterday late afternoon there was only 1.5 lanes inbound. Lanes would be half done and then disappear without warning. They had only plowed the turn lanes from Jermantown/Blake onto Lee Highway in Fairfax City. These are major intersections not residential neighborhoods.

Even the exit for 123 from 66 was only a cut out which required an almost 90 degree turn to enter. The lack of plowing in merge lanes is an even worse problem!
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Old 01-27-2016, 11:50 AM
 
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Purcellville was in pretty good shape by mid-day Monday. Our cul-de-sac was a bit delayed (Tuesday morning) but instead of whining, all the neighbor's (except the usual one) came out with shovels and snowblowers. We had one lane, access from each driveway, drains and hydrant cleared before the plow got there.
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Old 01-27-2016, 12:30 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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I live down the road from an elementary school, so the roads around my house are always the first to be treated pre-snow, and first to be cleaned down to pavement . Couldn't sleep well during the snowstorm due to the noise from the snow plows going up and down every few hours, but hey, the roads are clean!
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Old 01-27-2016, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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They finally came through around 3:30 yest. - did a single lane through the center. Many folks dug out, moved cars, etc. - another plow came through at 10 last night but apparently just drove through the center, as did the one that came through today. NO snow has been removed, limited parking, etc. I'm not happy w/the response this time and I did live here for other big storms.
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Old 01-27-2016, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I'd be interested in hearing how evening commutes are tonight. I just took my wife to a meeting in W. Springfield. If you are familiar with the area I took Sydenstricker to Old Keene Mill. Both were backed up. OKM was extremely slow just on the short part I took. The issue seemed to be loss of lanes. I saw plenty of parked plows though.
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Old 01-27-2016, 04:43 PM
 
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My evening commute (almost same as usual) was much much better than this morning's commute.
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Old 01-27-2016, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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My evening commute (almost same as usual) was much much better than this morning's commute.
Interesting. Maybe I was just in a particularly bad spot. What would normally take at most 6 or 7 minutes took almost 30.
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