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August is Back to School Safety Month

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August is Back to School Safety Month. Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue would like to remind motorists that the school year is about to begin and to be vigilant when driving. Many school routes are poorly designed and pose a serious hazard for children due to the lack of sidewalks or crosswalks, wide roads and speeding drivers. When driving, it is …

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The Dog Days of Summer


By Melissa Davies, Wise Ways Consulting It’s hot.  No, I really mean it – it’s HOT!  As in I went outside for a walk this morning before work and it was already that ‘stifling, sticky, and ugh, I wish I could go to the pool’ kind of hot! Yes the dog days of summer are upon us! We conjure up …

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Snow Showers Likely for Monday Rush

Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Drivers in Northern Virginia are asked to monitor forecasts and plan for snow showers to impact tomorrow morning’s commute. Please watch for slow-moving trucks today as they pretreat roads through the region. Crews will spray brine on interstates and main roads to help prevent snow from sticking when it begins to fall overnight. …

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New Program Launched to Protect Senior Drivers in Manassas

Provided by Home Instead Senior Care A new scratch on the bumper or avoiding activities that require leaving home are often the first signs that families should talk with their aging parents about driving. Unfortunately, those conversations are not happening enough. A new survey[1] by Home Instead Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network of franchise offices that …

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Crews Remain Tuned to Evening Rush

Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation As temperatures drop during rush hour this evening and overnight, the Virginia Department of Transportation reminds Northern Virginia drivers to keep caution in mind through tomorrow morning’s commute. What drivers should know Pavement temperatures will drop after 5 p.m., below freezing through the night and into Wednesday morning. Precipitation and icy conditions are possible through …

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VDOT Asks Drivers to Plan Ahead for Tuesday Commutes

Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation The Virginia Department of Transportation asks drivers to plan now for their commutes Tuesday, as several inches of snow are forecast to impact both the morning and evening rush hours in northern Virginia. Drivers are asked to monitor forecasts for changes or heavier weather bands that may impact their schedule, and to plan accordingly …

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Help Us Help You — Stay Off the Roads

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue “As the winter storm begins to dump over two feet of snow in our region, the primary concern is keeping the residents safe,” states Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue Chief Kevin McGee. PWL The storm will produce snow and sleet which could result in downed trees, power outages and blocked roads. “We’re requesting …

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Oh Deer – It’s That Time of Year

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Provided by Prince William County Studies show that nearly 1 in 136 Virginia drivers will have an accident involving deer in the next 12 months and that Virginia ranks among the top 10 states for deer collisions, according to the Prince William County Police Department. Half of those collisions occur in the months of October, November and December, said Prince …

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Delegate Anderson Comments on Recent PWC Texting-While-Driving Accident

~Legislator urges drivers to put down their phones and drive safely~ Woodbridge, VA – Virginia State Delegate Rich Anderson offered the following statement about a news report regarding an accident where a young man drove into a Manassas police officer while texting behind the wheel: “As the chief author of this year’s Virginia texting while driving bill, I firmly believe …

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