Snow Emergency Declared in Leesburg
Residents must remove parked vehicles from emergency routes to help with snow removal.
The Town of Leesburg declared Snow Emergency at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.
In a snow emergency, town residents must remove all parked vehicles from designated snow emergency routes (Market, King and Loudoun Streets) to facilitate snow removal. Any vehicles parked along designated snow emergency routes will be towed as necessary for snow removal operations.
Snow Emergency Routes:
- Market Street, from Fairview Street to the Route 7/15 Bypass
- King Street, from the Union Cemetery to Country Club Drive
- Loudoun Street, from Liberty Street to Harrison Street
Please see the attached Snow Emergency Route map.
Salting and plowing operations on town-maintained roads has begun. Primary roadways and thoroughfares will be cleared first, followed by secondary and subdivision roads. Priority is given to major arteries to allow for traffic flow. Secondary streets will be cleared as soon as the main roadways are cleared.
Residents can assist in the efficient and expeditious removal of snow by doing the following:
- Remove parked vehicles from streets and public rights-of-way.
- Remove basketball hoops and other equipment from streets and cul-de-sacs.
- Avoid shoveling sidewalks and driveways into the street, as this may result in snow plows pushing additional snow back into driveway areas.
- Avoid travel unless absolutely necessary during snow and ice events.
Residents are reminded they are responsible for clearing snow and ice from the sidewalks in front of their houses within 24 hours after snow has ceased to fall. If snow or ice cannot be removed, it should be covered with sand, kitty litter or similar material to make it safe for pedestrians. Given the amount of snow accumulation forecast for this storm, the town is asking residents to help clear snow from fire hydrants.