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Reston Association: Windstorm Cleanup Could Take At Least One Month

by Fatimah Waseem March 2, 2018 at 4:10 pm 10 Comments

The worst of the windstorm is waning, but Reston Association’s Central Services Facility staff say cleanup on RA’s pathways and common areas could take a minimum of one month.

Staff are focusing on removing trees downed on roadways and pathways and trees hanging or causing safety hazards.

In a release, Reston Association’s director of communications and community engagement wrote the following:

The association is asking members to report any downed trees that pose a safety threat. However, because of the vast amount of damage done by the storm, and the amount of work involved with cleaning up, CSF crews cannot at this time remove trees that are on the ground but do not block roads or pathways and aren’t considered a safety hazard.

Leone told Reston Now most of the cleanup involves down trees. He also said there is fence damage from a downed tree at Glade Tennis Court.

“We continue to closely monitor the situation and are doing emergency tree removal as indicated in the release,” he wrote.

For emergency situations involving downed or hanging trees on RA property, call  703-437-7658.

Photo by Gary Smith

  • Donald

    A well deserved THANK YOU! — to the RA crews out there taking care of all of this damage.


    • TheKingJAK

      I was definitely impressed with seeing them out at the common property near my place today, and they did breakout the chainsaw and get some debris off of the adjoining residential property.

  • No grants req

    I would save leave it as is and lets call it art.

    • Just sane

      Maybe issue some grants so that under privied hi school kids can clean up the “art” in exchange for weekend food hampers.

  • Chuck Morningwood

    Please, please, please tell me that a fallen tree took out the Tetra house.

    • 40yearsinreston

      It should be redeveloped as an iconic 24 storey workforce housing building

      • Reston Realist

        I thought you wanted a dog park there??

        • Anonymous Person

          Bocce ball.

    • Scout


  • Tammi Petrine

    When storms come through Reston, we are shown how wonderful neighbors and community orgs can be in helping us get back on our feet. Kudos to hardworking RA staffers and others with chain saws, rakes and willing hands work to restore our littered pathways and environment. Now if only all of us would have our power restored… sigh.


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