Campaign: Snow Removal

Finding/knowing where the road is, use markers or learn the road

Once the snow accumulates, the plow drivers don't seen to know or be able to identify where the road is. The county should mark the edges of streets with tall poles so that plow operators know where the edge of the street it. It was immediately apparent from what I saw that most of them had no idea where the edge (or center) of the road was. Stone Heather near the Franklin Farm shopping center is usually plowed in more ...more »

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"good enough" service instead of waiting a week for "perfection"

We waited about a week to see any VDOT equipment at all. When they finally arrived, they did a *very* thorough job. But I would have sacrificed this thoroughness if they had been able to come sooner and just make sure the road was at least passable, rather than plowed two cars wide down to pavement.

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Report Streets that Need Plowing Via Photo from Cell Phone

VDOT should let people report streets that need plowing by sending a picture from their smart phone, like an iPhone. There are applications that do this, such as SeeFixClick for the iPhone. Governments across the country already allow the public to report graffiti or potholes by sending a photo from their phone. Why not snow plowing?

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Review the Plan

Review the roads that should be plowed and make sure that the roads actually get cleared. Not just the school bus routes.

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Snow removal idea

Many contractors, etc clear snow towards the stores, etc.( on the disabled parking spots) I would suggest the county mandates that snow removal is cleared away from stores, etc. leaving the disabled spots free so that these citizens can go shopping, etc. By placing snow on the disabled spots leaves no spots available for these peope.

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Snow Pile Guidance for Snow Removal Equipment Operators

Snow removal from streets and intersections requires use of available street parking for snow pile placement. All snow piles should obey vehicle parking rules. Snow piles are to be emplaced only in locations where legal street parking is also allowed in fair weather. All legal requirements for parking on sidewalks or in intersections, crosswalks, and next to hydrants must be obeyed. Snow pile heights no taller than ...more »

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Heavy duty street snowblower/dump truck combos

We need to have some heavy duty equipment to remove snow, not just push it around. This wasn't a once in a lifetime storm. It seems to happen every 7-8 years. It was painfully inefficient for bulldozers to be attempting to scrape and scoop up hard packed ice and snow more than a week after the storm. We did have a state of emergency declared in advance and it was declared a disaster for federal funds. It would ...more »

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Park on one side of the street

Encourage (force?) drivers to park on only one side of the street during snowfalls if they have to park on the street (driveway parking is still preferable). It would help the snow plow operators miss the cars, would give them one side to pile snow, and should speed up the plowing.

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Stop signs for West Falls Church Metro roads

The roads into, out of, and surrounding the West Falls Church metro stop need to have stop signs so pedestrians can cross the street. I cannot emphasize how dangerous the roads are there for people who are trying to walk from the parking lots to the metro. Every day, people who have just parked their cars risk their safety trying to walk from the parking lots to the metro.

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Clean parking spots at West Falls Church Metro

There is a severe lack of parking at West Falls Church metro because snow still has not been removed from the parking spaces in the lot there (as of 3/10/10). Waiting for spring to melt the snow is not a snow removal plan!

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Prioritize Streets for Plowing

In our neighborhood, I understand my small side street was a mess for days, but even the intersection at Melville and Stringfellow was not touched. At least salt/sand should be placed at intersections.

 

I understand it is more efficient to clear the whole neighborhood at once, but the primary streets within each neighborhood should be cleared first. This did not happen in our area.

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Vehicle Snow Removal: Law requiring snow removal from car/truck

A simple solution for the complaint heard constantly throughout the storms and for at least the following week about the many vehicles (both cars and trucks) whose drivers had not completely removed the snow from their vehicle roof, creating hazards for other drivers when it blew or fell off: Make it a LAW requiring complete snow removal from the vehicle roof, or face a heavy (several hundred $$$) fine. A relative in ...more »

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