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CITIZENS RESPOND TO SNOW

February 8, 2010

Spring photos (8 photos) Sterling in Bloom (April 2009)
http://joineugene.com/photogallery/gallery.php?id=387

Thank you for some of the photos of Winter 2010 you sent me. Okay to send more of course.

Letters from Friends and Neighbors During the Storm

Many of you have said and written kind words and concise reports.


M.C. writes "We live on N. Ithaca Road in Sterling (off of E. Holly and Johnson). This is a hill and numerous vehicles have been stuck on the road. We had one lane plowed...."

Tim O. writes "(If you need it, I have )Enough equipment available to feed 50,000 people three hot meals a day and house another 3000 people. "

Jeff.L. writes "I just wanted to tell you that I'm extremely impressed with the job VDOT has done with the main roads.

(I salute) the work of people in the neighborhoods using their own equipment. Our neighborhood (Richland Acres) was cleared from the inside out using Bobcats and chainsaws. Every neighbor worked together doing their share and contributing whatever skills or equipment they had to offer. It's great to see the worst bringing out the best in us.

Kathy G says "thank you for this information---have printed it to keep---played the first (SNOWSTORM) game, really a lot of fun---I cleared the board...all strategy."

Hon. Ken Reid "thanks for your service"

S.C. says I remember a Blizzard in the 60's when everyone came out and helped each other shovel out.....

David D exclaims Dominion power continues to do an excellent job for those of us in the old area of Sugarland Run.

David Y. reports " I have a big snow blower and I have plowed out several of my neighbors. This is the heaviest snow I ever worked with since I had this snow blower. My snow blower eats snow like pacman on the computer but this snow is thick, heavy and caused me some grief."

Lisa S "Power has been on all day except for a very brief few minutes around 530 pm and some flickering throughout the day"

Stacey H. knocked me over with "I know you work very hard and I am happy you are our supervisor because I believe you to be a God-fearing family man who works very hard and cares. I feel we can trust you."


Video: Sarah Palin At Tea Party Convention Hall

"We do not need a professor of law in charge we need a commander in chief!" Palin addresses Nashville group last night.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP4PJlufZ0c&feature=channel


Free or Unlimited Food?

Of course we all regularly eat at Chic Fila at Sugarland Crossing, or Glory Days Grill on Dranesville Road or Joes Pizza by the Safeway or Santini's New York style deli. But if you are getting out from under the snow here's some specials.


All you can eat pancakes at IHOP, Sterling

Just for $4.99, see video at the IHOP website.

http://www.ihop.com/


Win $50 for an Al Gore Snowman

Sterling American, and former Ambassador, Fred Eckert has started a contest for best Al Gore Snowman.

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=35528


Free Grand Slam Breakfast

Free breakfast 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 9 at the "nearby" Dennys at 10473 Lee Highway (at Route 123) Fairfax, Va. Phone 703-273-8133

Link to Dennys News Release (unless you saw the ad during the Superbowl today)
http://www.dennys.com/en/default.aspx
http://www.dennys.com/LiveImages/Users/SuperBowl%20PressRelease.pdf


ALERT FROM LOUDOUN CONCERNING LOUDOUN

Loudoun County government offices will be closed Monday, February 8, 2010, due to the effects of the record-setting snowstorm that struck our region this weekend. However, the Loudoun County Administrator's budget presentation and the Board of Supervisors Public Hearing will go on as scheduled. Also, the Loudoun Circuit Court will be open Monday morning.

County Administrator Tim Hemstreet is scheduled to present his proposed FY 2011 budget at 4:00 p.m., in the Board Room of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E. in Leesburg. The Board's monthly public hearing is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the same location.

WHO IS ON THE ROOF CLEARING THE SNOW?

Loudoun County public safety officials are urging property owners to clear their roofs of snow if possible - especially if they have a flat roof.

At least three grocery stores in Loudoun County have been forced to close temporarily because of the amount of snow on their roofs. This particular snow fall contained significant amounts of liquid, which in turn, presents a potential danger for roof collapses. Residents should also keep in mind that the National Weather Service is calling for a significant snowfall later this week.

MARK YOUR HOUSE

Residents need to make sure their address is visible to emergency personnel in the wake of the record-setting snowstorm that dumped nearly three feet of snow in many sections of the county.


Here We Go Again Department

The National Weather Service reports
WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH...IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. * PRECIPITATION TYPE...SNOW. * ACCUMULATIONS...POTENTIAL FOR 5 OR MORE INCHES OF SNOW.


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