BRMCA 2015-2016 Winter Snow Plowing Plans
It’s that time of the year again that we start thinking of our first snow on the mountain. The Bull Run Mountain Civic Association Roads Committee has been working to improve how snow reporting and snow plowing will work this winter season.
It seems like every year has a different set of road conditions that we have to deal with. One year it is ice storms, the next year 2 feet of snow overnight. In every case, we try to get the roads drive-able as fast as the weather and our resources permit.
The BRMCA roads coordinator works with Prince William County Public Works and their contractor on an hourly basis leading up to and during a snow event to address roads issues. But, we can’t do it without help from the community. We need your input and help. Each year, we try to improve how this works.
This year, we are trying something new. We have set up a BRMCA Winter Roads phone number that will take your message and automatically notify the nine Roads Committee members of those messages. During and after a snow event, we will be monitoring those messages around the clock, seven days a week to make sure those concerns are addressed, prioritized and transmitted to the county and the plowing contractor.
Residents can now notify us two ways during a snow event:
- Send an email with a roads request to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Or… Fill out the contact form. Our goal is to have someone respond to you well within 12 hours.
We’ve created a graphic, right, that shows how our 2015 process works.
Since 1990 when the BRMCA transferred roads maintenance to the county Service District, the BRMCA has been serving as the local, coordinated voice on the mountain to make sure the county understands and is responsive to our road needs. That hasn’t changed, and that’s still our goal: make the roads as safe as we can, 365 days a year. Please help us this winter make that happen.
Thank you for your help,