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VDOT is responsible for plowing streets that are county maintained, while the HOA is responsible for plowing privately owned streets and parking lots and the developer plows streets in sections they are still developing. If you are uncertain who owns the street you live on, please check out the street listing (or Snow Removal Guidelines at the right). It is very helpful for residents to park in their driveways where possible. This allows plows to clear the widest path on the street and reduces the likelihood of parked vehicles getting hit either by passing snow plows or by other vehicles traveling on slippery road surfaces. It is also helpful to remove trash and recycling cans or other obstructions from the roadways.
Residents are reminded to clear all sidewalks adjacent to their property. Chapter 1022.01 of the Loudoun County Codified Ordinances requires that snow and ice be removed from sidewalks that are adjacent to publicly maintained streets. Please do not shovel snow into the street.
Playing, walking, skating, or any other activity is prohibited on all community ponds. There is no ice in this community that can safely withstand human weight. Parents, please tell your children that it is extremely dangerous, even deadly, to walk, play, or skate on the ponds in the community. Keep your pets off the ponds as well as they are equally susceptible to falling through and getting seriously hurt of killed.
- Want to see the VDOT plows at work? Check out http://www.vdotplows.org/ for live action.
- Loudoun County provides excellent winter weather resources to residents on their website at http://www.loudoun.gov/index.aspx?NID=767.
- VDOT also provides useful winter weather information on their website at http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp.