Change in McLean Snow Meetings with VDOT
MCLEAN, VA – The Snow Information meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday at the McLean Community Center for residents to hear about improved snow removal plans has been cancelled.
Instead, all residents can attend the Thursday meeting scheduled at Chesterbrook Elementary School, according to note from Dranesville Supervisor John Foust this afternoon. Originally two meetings had been slated for McLean. Now there will be only one.
The cancellation is due to a conflict with VDOT personnel, Foust’s note said. Foust and staff from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) organized the meetings to explain the changes VDOT has made since the last snow season, and snow removal plans for the coming season.
After the record-breaking snow events of last winter the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and VDOT worked together to identify and address major problems with VDOT’s snow clearing process. Some of the planned changes expected to be discussed:
• Increased and more accurate communication with residents
• Increased communication with plowers including electronic monitoring of snow removal vehicles allowing more accurate status reporting to residents
• Increased number of plows for neighborhoods
• Earlier mobilization of plows based on weather forecast, not number of inches on ground
• Updated “snow maps” (plow’s assigned routes) with more accurate markings of “hot spots” (particularly difficult or previously neglected sections of road)
In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to discuss particular problem areas in their communities.
Meeting info:Thursday, December 9 @ 7:30, Library (Media Center), Chesterbrook Elementary School, 1753 Kirby Rd.