Saturday, July 28, 2012
This week: How the town determines which roads are paved and when.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
"Ask the Town" is a weekly series that features Vienna Public Information Officer Kirstyn Barr answering reader questions about anything and everything Vienna. Have a question? Leave it in the comments below; we'll answer it next week Reader Elizabeth Hedley: We have been in our house over 22 years and our street (St Andrews Dr NE) was not in good condition to begin with, has never been resurfaced. And, I don't know of any systemic plan todo so. How does this happen or not happen? Kirstyn Barr: The Town constantly monitors the condition of streets and patch pot holes constantly.Each year, our Operations Superintendent inspects the condition of all streets in Townusing an objective rating system, which grades surface condition, cracking, …
Friday, July 6, 2012
The heat will be dangerous, but may not be record-breaking.
The high temperature Friday and Saturday will likely exceed 100 again in Vienna, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Under mostly sunny skies, it will reach 99 degrees Friday; on Saturday, temperatures could reach 103 with a mix of clouds and sun. The heat index both days will be above 105 degrees. Amazingly, the high temperatures on Friday may not break records. The record high at Washington Reagan National Airport for July 6 (Friday) is 103, set in 1999. The record high for July 7 (Saturday) is 102, set in 2010. These high temperatures are moving in from the Midwest, where Chicago, St. Louis and other cities were baking Thursday. “A huge area of excessive heat warnings and heat advisories have been issued across the …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Dominion says it will work through the Fourth of July to repair aftermath of derecho in Vienna
Update 10:16 a.m.: Dominion will be working in the following areas today Original 6 a.m.: Dominion Virginia Power estimates 19,372 customers in Fairfax County remain powerless after Friday's derecho, including some in Vienna neighborhoods, as of 1 a.m. Wednesday morning. The fix for many residents came on Tuesday afternoon, when many of the more than 1,600 without power along Hunter Mill Road regained electricity. But the interactive outage map shows hundreds are still in the dark, some near the areas attended to by the crews, as of 1 a.m. Each morning, Dominion has released a list of streets where crews will be working to restore power. On Monday and Tuesday, the list included Windover Avenue and Lewis Street, but residents in the area …
Monday, July 2, 2012
A list of routes to avoid Monday
Several roads in Vienna will remain closed Monday because of downed power lines and trees. The Town of Vienna is asking drivers to avoid these areas and seek alternate routes. They include: · Ayr Hill between East Street and Beulah Road · Frederick Street at Meadow Lane · Druid Hill Road at Beulah Road There are also low hanging lines on Moore Street SE by Park Street, Orleans Circle SW and the 500 block of Mashie Drive. To report other road hazards, call (703) 255-6366 or leave a note in the comments. Check Patch or the town's website at www.viennava.gov for updates to this story.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Space station will fly above the Vienna area between 9:47 and 9:50 p.m. Monday
If you look at the sky later this evening, there's a good chance you'll be able to see the International Space Shuttle from your own Vienna back yard. ABC7's weather blog reports the shuttle will fly over Northern Virginia just before 10 p.m. Monday night. According to Heavens Above, the shuttle will appear low in the northwest sky at 9:47 p.m. By 9:50 p.m., the shuttle will become brighter and appear about 45 degrees above the horizon. It will be close to the moon around 9:48 p.m. For more information, read the full story here. Are you capturing pictures of the shuttle? Post them here or email them to erica.hendry at patch.com
Monday, April 2, 2012
Construction of Route 7 overpasses begins Monday with pile driving.
Construction begins today on the pedestrian walkway that will bring riders from Route 7 to the Silver Line station platform. The Dulles Rail Project will build two "pedestrian pavilions," one on either side of Route 7, to get passengers to the subway. The first pavilion gets under way along the westbound lanes at the old Merchant's Tire location between SAIC and The Big Screen Store. Pile driving will be starting at the Tysons Central 7 Station north pavilion near Westpark Drive/Gosnell Road (which means nearby residents will probably hear some noise during construction hours). Crews will drive steel piles into the soil to build foundations for pavilions.The pile driving will occur from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and the occasional …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Small fire just off of Electric Ave.
Everything was quiet Tuesday afternoon on a small cul-de-sac in a neighborhood just east of downtown a day after a fire damaged a home at 8527 Betterton Court just off of Electric Ave. The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department reported that at approximately 3:43 pm Monday , a neighbor called 911 stating a house was on fire and that no one was home at the time. The FRD arrived on scene within four minutes reporting a single family residence with fire showing on the left side. Firefighters made an aggressive interior and exterior attack bringing the fire under control in approximately five minutes, a spokesman said. It appears that the majority of the fire was limited to the exterior of the home. The remainder of time spent on scene …