The Association Prepares for Brambleton's First Major Winter Storm
Brambleton could receive around 6” of snow for the first time this winter season. The snow is forecasted to fall through the night and most of the day tomorrow. The Association is ready for the storm; trucks and equipment have been inspected and prepared, and staff and contractors are standing by and will plow throughout the storm.
Residents can anticipate and plan for travel on streets, sidewalks, and trails to be impacted. It will take crews up to 6 hours after the storm to clear all BCA streets. BCA asks residents to park their vehicles in their garages or driveways, in the upper level of the Brambleton Town Center garages, or designated and recessed parking spaces.
Residents are asked to help the snow removal efforts by taking a few basic safety precautions during the storm:
- Keep back and do not pass the plows. For your safety and the safety of your passengers and adjacent neighbors, do not pass the plows and remain a minimum of 100 ft away from a plow truck.
- Restrict travel until road crews have a chance to clear the streets.
- When clearing the entrance to your driveway, place the shoveled snow in piles. Do not place snow piles in the street, and do not throw the snow back into the cleared street.
- Children playing in the street, especially during a snow storm, is dangerous. Do not play or sled near streets. Please keep your children from playing in the streets.
Regal Wood Snow Route - Restrictions are in place for the Regal Wood Snow Route. No vehicles shall be parked on Regal Wood Drive starting on Tuesday, 3/20/18 at 8:00 PM. This parking restriction will expire on Thursday, 3/22/18 at 8:00 AM. Parking in the few recessed and designated spaces on Regal Wood Drive is permitted.
Do you know who plows your street or have questions about snow removal? BCA publishes a full list of streets on its website. Be sure to check this out if you have any questions.
Are you aware of your responsibilities when it comes to snow removal? Townhome and single-family home owners are responsible for shoveling snow on their driveway and the sidewalks on and adjacent to their property. This includes the VDOT sidewalk or BCA common area sidewalk in front of or to the side of your property, or between two properties. Once the sidewalk has been cleared of snow, the use of non-corrosive, environmental-friendly material, such as sand, should be applied for traction purposes.
Do not apply salt or a salt-based product to concrete sidewalks and driveways aprons. The salt can damage the concrete or shorten the useful life of the concrete.
When will BCA clear the trails? Roads, parking lots, and community buildings are a priority for the Association. Once these have been cleared, the Association will shift its focus to the trails and common area sidewalks. Clearing of trails will likely begin on Thursday, 3/22/18.
Do you have concerns? Concerns with snow removal on BCA streets or developer streets can be emailed to Snow@brambleton.org. Concerns on VDOT streets can be submitted to Report a road problem online.