Reston, VA

Morning Notes

Dense Fog Advisory in Effect — The advisory is one effect through 11 a.m. today. Drivers should slow down, use headlights and leave plenty of distance between vehicles. [National Weather Service]

County Reiterates Need for Testing — The county is encouraging residents to get tested in order to perform case investigations and identify close contacts — a move that prevents the spread of COVID-19. A new strain is circulating in the United States that could be 50 percent more contagious. [Fairfax County Government]

Red Cross Blood Drives Coming to Reston Soon –The American Red Cross is hosting several blood drives in the area, including one on April 2 at the YMCA in Reston. A second blood drive is planned on April 5 at Herndon Ward LDS. [Reston Patch]

County Launches Parks Storytelling Project — ‘The Park Authority’s Healthy Strides program is launching a new storytelling project called “I Love Parks” — the theme of the annual 5K/10K/Kids Dash scheduled for Saturday, May 1, 2021. Share how parks have affected your life over this past year of pandemic shutdowns by submitting a photo and your story. Your experience could become part of a slideshow that will be showcased on the Park Authority’s website and on social media.’ [Fairfax County Government]

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Monday Morning Notes

Dense Fog Advisory In Effect — The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for the area until 10 am. today. If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance between you and other vehicles. [NWS]

Delivery Times for FCPS Meal Sites, Bus Stops Change — “Beginning Monday, 11/9, delivery times and some bus stops for grab and go meals distributed on bus routes will change. These changes are due to the need for more buses to transport students returning to school for in-person learning.” [Fairfax County Public Schools]

Update from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department on COVID-19 — As of this Sunday, four people in the department have tested positive. So far, 64 personnel have fully recovered.  [FCFRD]

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Friday Morning Notes

Feedback Sought for Reston Association Website — As the association prepares to launch a new website in 2021, a survey aims to gauge how users interact with the current website. Possibilities for consideration also include new features like text messaging, a mobile app, and other online functions. [RA]

Dense Fog Advisory In Effect Until 10 a.m. — The National Weather Service has issued yet another advisory until 10 a.m. today. Drivers should ensure there is adequate distance between vehicles. [Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department]

First Budget Hearing Set for November — Reston Association’s Board of Directors will hold a public hearing on the 2021 budget on November 4 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. [RA]

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Thursday Morning Notes

Dense Fog Advisory In Effect — The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory until 10 a.m. today. Drivers should slow use, use car headlights, and leave plenty of distance between vehicles. [NWS]

Solutions Proposed to Reduce Early Voting Wait Times — With less than two weeks until Election Day, Fairfax’s NAACP President Sean Perryman says that the county should improve wait times for early voting. He sent a letter to county officials calling on measures like extending voting hours. [WJLA]

Reston Contractor Wins $135M Task Order — “Reston-based AceInfo Solutions LLC  announced Tuesday it had been awarded a potential five-year, $135 million task order from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).” [Virginia Business]

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Wednesday Morning Notes

Dense Fog Advisory In Effect — “The National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory for Fairfax County this morning until approximately 10 a.m. FCFRD encourages drivers to be extra vigilant this morning as our firefighters and paramedics do not want to meet you by (preventable) “accident”!” [Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department]

Herndon Police Investigate Abduction — A victim said that she was assaulted and prevented from leaving the 700 block of Lynn Street. Police are investigating the incident — which happened in the overnight hours of Oct 11 into the following day — as a kidnapping and abduction case. [Herndon Police Department]

Reston Association Launches At-Home Eggtober Hunt — Park and recreation staff will deliver two dozen toy-filed plastic eggs to residents’ homes. Members can sign up for the egg-tower hunt online.  [RA]

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A dense fog advisory is in effect for most of the area until 11 a.m. today (Friday).

Here’s more from the National Weather Service:

* WHAT…Visibility one-quarter or less in dense fog.

* WHERE…Portions of central, northern and northeastern

Virginia.

* WHEN…Until 11 AM EDT this morning.

* IMPACTS…Hazardous driving conditions due to low visibility.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Please reduce your speed and allow yourself additional distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.

NWS encourages residents to use their headlines if driving and leave plenty of distance between vehicles.

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A dense fog advisory is in effect until 4 p.m. today (Tuesday). 

Visibility will be down to one quarter of a mile in much of the area, according to the National Weather Service. 

Here’s more from the alert: 

* WHERE…The District of Columbia, portions of central, northern and southern Maryland, central, northern and northwest Virginia and the eastern panhandle of West Virginia.

* WHEN…Until 4 PM EST this afternoon.

* IMPACTS…Hazardous driving conditions due to low visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

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Wireless Service Available in Two-Thirds of Metro Tunnels –“Metro and the nation’s leading wireless carriers, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless announce that as of today approximately two-thirds of Metro’s tunnels are now wired for cellular and data service. This marks the near completion of underground wireless service in Virginia, with the addition of the newest tunnel segments on the Yellow and Blue lines that are “wireless ready.” [Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority]

Dense Fog Advisory Ends at 9 a.m. The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory, which means that driving “could be impaired due to reduced visibility.” [National Weather Service]

Opening Reception: A Purposeful Manner Towards a Vague Destination — Douglas Moulden brings his artwork to the Greater Reston Arts Center’s exhibition at the Signature (11850 Freedom Drive). The opening reception takes place today from 6-8 p.m. [Greater Reston Arts Center]

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RA urges members to attend PRC meeting — In the latest Reston Today video, Reston Association’s Board President Andy Sigle urges RA members who are concerned about population density to attend a Jan. 23 meeting related to the county’s proposed amendment to the Planned Residential Community zoning ordinance. [YouTube]

Dense fog alert — This morning the National Weather Service issued a dense fog advisory until noon today for portions of the region, including Fairfax County. Drivers are encouraged to slow down, use their headlights and leave plenty of distance ahead of you. [National Weather Service]

“Superior Donuts” opens tonight — Reston Community Players’ production opens tonight at RCC Hunters Woods at 8 p.m. Tickets are $28. [Reston Community Center]

Ed-tech merger — Herndon-based Real Time Cases merged with Delray Beach, Fla.-based Elearis. The Herndon startup’s ideo-based business case studies paired up with the technology platform from Elearis for a new Herndon-based firm. [Washington Business Journal]

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Monday Morning Notes

Hairspray is on the way — Reston Community Center will present “Hairspray,” the winner of eight Tony Awards, including best musical, on Oct 19 and through Nov. 10. Tickets range between $24 and $28. [The Connection]

‘Muscle Up Mondays’ today at 6:30 p.m. Get your work week started with a work out during a free group fitness class in the pavilion of Reston Town Center, presented by Crunch Fitness. [Reston Town Center via Facebook]

Fog advisory in effect until 10 a.m. — Slow down on the road and leave distances between vehicles today. A fog advisory is in effect for the area. [Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department]

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Tuesday Morning Notes

Reston Bike Club holds annual century — “The locally-based nonprofit organization, Reston Bike Club, held their annual RBC Century on Sunday, Aug. 26 with distance options for cyclists of Half-Metric-33.3 miles, Metric- 64.9 miles, Century-80 -77.9 miles and Century-102.9 miles. The planned routes took cyclists through parts of Fairfax and Loudoun counties.” [The Connection]

Fog advisory in effect until 10 a.m. — Areas of dense fog will cause reductions in visibility and rapidly changing travel conditions. Visibility may often be reduced to less than one-quarter mile. [National Weather Service]

A piece of the Pentagon — The Fairfax County Police Department and the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department were honored with a piece of the Pentagon to display in the museum of the Fairfax County Public Safety Department’s headquarters. [Fairfax County Police Department]

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Drivers are asked to exercise caution this morning as the National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory that will be in effect until 9 a.m.

According to the NWS advisory:

…DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EDT WEDNESDAY…

The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington has
issued a Dense Fog Advisory, which is in effect until 9 AM EDT
Wednesday.

* VISIBILITIES…One quarter mile or less at times.

* IMPACTS…Areas of dense fog will cause sudden reductions in
visibility and rapidly changing conditions, making travel
difficult.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Dense Fog Advisory means visibilities will frequently be
reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving, slow down, use
your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue has shared a number of fog safety tips for drivers who will be out in the hazardous conditions this morning.

  • Slow down and allow extra time to reach your destination.
  • Make your vehicle visible to others both ahead of you and behind you by using your low-beam headlights since this means your taillights will also be on. Use fog lights if you have them.
  • Never use your high-beam lights. Using high beam lights causes glare, making it more difficult for you to see what’s ahead of you on the road.
  • Leave plenty of distance between you and the vehicle in front of you to account for sudden stops or changes in the traffic pattern.
  • To ensure you are staying in the proper lane, follow the lines on the road with your eyes.
  • In extremely dense fog where visibility is near zero, the best course of action is to first turn on your hazard lights, then simply pull into a safe location such as a parking lot of a local business and stop.

Photo courtesy National Weather Service

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