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Leesburg Snow Emergency Routes Activated; Parking Restrictions in Place

Get info on snow removal from streets and sidewalks.

Leesburg's Snow Emergency Route Map. Credit: Town of Leesburg
Leesburg's Snow Emergency Route Map. Credit: Town of Leesburg  Download PDF 
UPDATE 11 a.m. Jan. 22: The snow route restrictions have been lifted.

Initial story:


Leesburg has activated its Snow Emergency Routes. This means no parking on King Street, Market Street and Loudoun Street.

According to the town's website, a snow emergency is declared when two or more inches of snow, sleet or other icy precipitation has accumulated on town roadways. 

The following comes from the town's website.

During a snow emergency, all vehicles must be removed from streets designated as Snow Emergency Routes. Any vehicle not removed from the designated streets when a snow emergency is in effect will be towed at the owner’s expense. Snow Emergency Routes are:

  • 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 Snow Emergency Route map.

Snow removal from Town streets. The Town of Leesburg Public Works Department’s Street Division is responsible for snow removal from public streets throughout Town. When possible, crews will salt and sand streets before the onset of wintry weather. Plowing operations will begin immediately once snow starts to accumulate on roadways. Snow Emergency Routes and other primary roads will be cleared first, followed by secondary streets and subdivision roads. Town crews will work 12-hour shifts, 24 hours a day, as long as necessary to clear streets. Until plowing is completed, citizens are urged not to use streets unless absolutely necessary. 

In advance of a snowfall, residents can assist in the efficiency of snow removal operations by removing all vehicles, trailers, trash cans and other items from roadways in order to provide snow plows with maximum space for snow removal operations. 

Snow removal from sidewalks. Property owners or occupants (residential and commercial) are required to remove snow from public sidewalks adjoining their property within 24 hours of a snowfall. If ice is present and cannot be removed, it should be covered with sand, kitty litter or similar substance that will allow pedestrians safe passage. Snow from sidewalks, driveways and parking areas must not be pushed into the street or other Town right-of-way. 

Town Street Division crews will remove snow from sidewalks adjoining Town-owned or maintained properties. For more information about the Town’s snow removal operations, please visitwww.leesburgva.gov/index.aspx?page=152#snow_removal.  

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