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Monday, March 13, 2017

Winter Storm Stella Advisory!

Winter Storm Stella is bearing down on the 36th District.  Here are couple important tips, websites and numbers to keep you safe, warm and dry:
  • Monitor your local news sources for the latest weather conditions, and check the  National Weather Service  for up-to-date storm information.
  • Prepare your home for winter weather conditions by closing all windows and doors as well as ensuring all lose items (furniture, children's toys, etc.) outside your residence are secured or brought inside.
  • Stay off the roads, if at all possible.
  • If you must drive, do so slowly and carefully, give yourself extra time to reach your destination, and leave plenty of driving room between you and the vehicle ahead of you.  Before getting on the roads, do the following:
    • Call 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623to report road hazards or ask road-related questions at VDOT's 24-hour Customer Service Center.
    • Call 511, go to www.511virginia.org or download the 511 mobile app to get the latest road condition information.
    • Prepare for winter driving conditions by having an emergency kit in your vehicle.
  • Have all of your utility account information, additional light sources,  and supplies to keep you warm on hand, in case of power outages.
  Additionally, please use the link and the numbers provided below to stay up-to-date on the road conditions or to report any power outages and road blocks:


Dominion Resources Power Outage Line

Dominion Resources Storm Center Outage and
Restoration Updates

VDOT Online Up-to-date Winter Storm Information,
Plowing Map and Road Issue Contact Number

Northern Virginia Snow Information/Status
call 1-800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623) to report road issues

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative 
1-888-335-0500

Washington Gas
1-800-752-7520

Columbia Gas
1-800-544-5606

Verizon Wireless

1-800-837-4966
Cox Communications
1-800-961-0027

Also, if you have any problems, you can always contact my office at 571.249.4484.  Stay safe!

***Additional Updates Will Be Posted***

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