BCA Update - Winter

Information Release from Brambleton Community Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Internal and External - January 25, 2016

CONTACT:  Rick Stone - PCAM, LSM, General Manager
                    (703) 542-6263; snow@brambleton.org

Brambleton Community Association Post-Storm Update

Brambleton, VA – (1/25/2016; 11:00 AM) Brambleton Community Association (BCA), the Brambleton Group LLC, and their contractors continue to perform snow removal throughout the community.  BCA will focus on the private streets that belong to the Association.  The primary goal is to establish a travel lane open for emergency purposes.  It is anticipated that all BCA (and Developer) streets will have an initial travel lane open by the end of the day today.  After an initial travel lane has been created, crews will continue to widen and establish additional travel lanes as possible.    

BCA Operations staff has been on the property and working through the storm; they are aware of all current conditions.  Please visit our Winter Storm Management page and see a detailed street list and the entity responsible for clearing.  BCA staff continues to respond to concerns sent to snow@brambleton.org as quickly as possible.  Calls to our office will be returned in the order in which they were received.

Regal Wood Snow Route and BCA Dead End Streets: Parking restrictions are extended on the BCA portion of Regal Wood Drive between Olympia Drive and Vickery Park Drive and all BCA dead-end streets through 12:00 PM Wednesday, 1/27/2016 due to limited space available.  Parallel parking in non-designated/recessed spaces is prohibited during this period.  This will allow time for crews to clear the street from curb to curb, which will allow for improved travel conditions in the days to follow.  Vehicles in violation of this restriction will be towed at the owner’s expense.  Owners of towed vehicles can recover their vehicle at Road Runner Wrecker Service (703-450-7555).

BCA Trails & Sidewalks:  Once all BCA streets and roads are cleared, staff and its contractors will focus on trails and sidewalks.  Work to clear primary trail and sidewalk routes is anticipated to begin on Wednesday, 1/27/2016.

VDOT Streets:  VDOT is responsible for all streets that have route numbers.  Route numbers are typically located above the stops signs at intersections.  VDOT concerns can be directed to 1-800-FOR-ROAD or Online Work Request at http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/citizen.asp 

Residents’ Responsibilities:  BCA asks all Brambleton residents to do their part to help with the storm.  Please assist us by taking the following actions or precautions.
  • Do your best to clear your sidewalks and adjacent common area sidewalk.  
  • Clear 3’ on all sides of an adjacent fire hydrant.
  • When clearing driveways, parking spaces and sidewalks, please do not throw, pile or blow the snow into the streets.  This practice creates unnecessary and additional hazards.  Large volumes of piled snow can also slow or hamper removal operations.
  • Help a neighbor.  Snow shoveling parties are a great way to clean up after a winter storm while spending time with neighbors and family.  Enjoy the beauty and time with each other.
  • Sled Safely!  Brambleton has several hills that residents can use for sledding. Please keep safety as a first priority when sledding.  Be sure kids do not sled into streets.  Avoid hills that have rocks or trees.  Do not park on 4-lane roads or on common area grass.  Dress warm.  Take breaks to rehydrate.

Why Do Snowplows Block My Driveway With Snow When They Clear the Road? - We are sorry for this inconvenience. While plow crews try to minimize the amount of snow that gets plowed into driveways during the storm, please note it is the responsibility of the property owner to clear their driveway opening. Also, as long as there is snow in the street, plow drivers will continue to plow the street. Some of this additional snow will end up at the driveway opening. To avoid double work try to leave clearing the last 5ft of your driveway until after plowing operations are complete.  When shoveling snow, place it to the right side of your driveway as you face the road instead of to the left.  Residents are also reminded  not to shovel snow into the streets as it reduces the efficiency of the plow operators and can create a hazard.  

Trash Services - We will provide an update on service as soon as receive it from our contractor.

General information on snow removal can be found on our website at http://www.brambletonhoa.com/248/Winter-Storm-Management.   Specific concerns related to BCA snow removal efforts should be emailed go to Snow@Brambleton.org.

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