Friday, December 16, 2016
From the NOAA National Weather Service this afternoon for Fairfax and Loudon Counties: "Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from midnight tonight through noon Saturday. ... Snow and sleet accumulation of less than 1/2 inch with 1/10 inch ice glaze. Periods of snow and sleet will overspread the region after midnight tonight then change to freezing rain before dawn Saturday morning. Freezing rain will change to rain by noon Saturday. Hazardous travel is expected due to icy roads and walkways." Because expected rain will melt the limited amount of snow and ice, and also wash away ice treatment, contractor Perfect Landscapes advised yesterday they do not plan to treat HCA streets during this storm.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Project Manager WSSI confirmed late last week that streambed reconstruction work was substantially complete by December 1, and that additional new erosion control planting is scheduled to start mid-December 2016. In addition, footbridge removal and replacement will be delayed pending Fairfax County re-approval of an expired permit within the next few weeks. Full completion, including clean-up of the staging area, is now planned for February 2017.
Contractor Perfect Landscapes advised today that they plan to provide third and final contracted 2016 leaf removal services midweek next week, and as early as Tuesday, December 20. Their crew will also remove and chip fallen tree debris recently collected and stacked near footpaths by Members, and deposit as much resulting chipped material as possible on the HCA North Shore Dr. dirt emergency and maintenance vehicle access road adjacent to Block 3 to replace similar mud control surface material typically blown away during leaf removal.