With another snow
storm here, I know that many of you are still recovering from the last storm. As the new storm hits, Please feel free to
keep us posted on your neighborhood situation.
As you know, VDOT and Dominion Power are stretched to the
limit with the historic conditions we face. I appreciate your
patience and your feedback and all that you are doing to help your
neighbors in need where you can.
Power Outages—Dominion Power
If you have a power
outage, call 888-667-3000 for Dominion Power customers
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews have not yet visited your
street, call 703-383-VDOT or e-mail email@example.com with
the location and pictures if you would like to include them. Also feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will provide your complaint directly to the NOVA District Administrator's
VDOT asks that residents be aware of
- The main, more heavily traveled roads in a subdivision
will be plowed first, to be followed by low-volume roads and
- Because chemicals are not used in subdivisions, roads
will remain snow-packed and rutted after the plow has passed. Crews will
sand hills, curves and intersections as needed to provide traction.
- If planning to shovel their driveways, residents should
try to refrain from clearing the last few feet at the curb until your
street is plowed, as plows may push snow back into driveways. It also
helps to shovel to the right as you face the road.
- VDOT does not remove snow from sidewalks or
- VDOT plow drivers have assigned routes that include
each and every state-maintained road in northern Virginia.
- Call 911 if you have a medical emergency and need to
leave your home.
- Please work to clear snow and
ice away from all hydrants so that they are easily visible in the event of
- Plows will make one or two trips to provide a path through
neighborhood streets, but they will not clear to bare pavement or from
curb to curb.
updates on road conditions, as well as real-time weather conditions, traffic
incidents and traffic camera video, you can also visit www.511Virginia.org or
call 511. For overall winter weather information, VDOT's Web site includes
frequently asked questions, driving tips and tools for motorists to learn more
about VDOT's winter preparedness at http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp.
Internet, Cable or Telephone Service
If you lose service you can call:
Comcast of Virginia, Inc.: 703-841-7700, TTY
Cox Communications, Inc.: 703-378-8422, TTY
Verizon Virginia, Inc.: 1-888-553-1555, TTY
If you have a
life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1.
If you are seeking
assistance for an elderly or disabled person during the storm, need information
on warming shelters in the area or concerned about an unsheltered individual or
family at risk of hypothermia, please dial 2-1-1 or visit 211virginia.org.
When you dial 2-1-1, a
trained professional will listen to your situation and suggest sources of help
using one of the largest databases of health and human services in your
community and statewide. All referrals are confidential, and you can search for
these same services on 211virginia.org.
information is available at http://www.ReadyVirginia.gov.
Some of your neighbors are in the need
of firewood. This is especially true in
the Great Falls area. People are looking
for good vendors, stores that sell some, contacts of people that sell it on the
side, or just good Samaritans willing to give some out.
If you have any tips or referrals please
my office at 804-698-1034, or email me at DelBComstock@house.virginia.gov
and we will post more information on Facebook.
Please visit my
website at www.DelegateComstock.com for updates from VDOT and for
winter storm safety tips. Many thanks and please take precautions to stay warm and