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Snow Removal

Long Branch Community


While VDOT is unable to provide an actual schedule as to when they will get to a certain neighborhood or street, the Fairfax County website has information on VDOT priorities and general winter preparedness. If you have a medical emergency, you should call 911. If you have any other questions, call the Braddock District Supervisor's office at 703-425-9300.


Where do I call about getting my street plowed? 

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is responsible for plowing the public roads (interstate, primary, secondary, residential) in Fairfax County. Clearing is done on a priority basis, with interstates and high volume roads cleared first. Once the most heavily traveled roads and emergency routes are adequately clear, snow crews move to less-traveled roads and subdivisions. These public roadways can typically be identified by a route number sign posted at street intersections. Please contact VDOT's Northern Virginia District Office for additional information (703-383-8368). If your street is not identified with a route number sign, it is most likely privately maintained. Snow removal on privately maintained roads is the responsibility of the property owners along the road or the homeowner association.


Will the county plow my street? 

The county does not plow streets that are the responsibility of the Virginia Department of Transportation or that are privately maintained. Some streets are privately maintained by Homeowners' Associations and will not be plowed by VDOT. The county does plow a few miles of designated sections of roadway that are in the Fairfax County Road Maintenance and Improvement Program. These road sections are identified by blue signs that say, "Fairfax County Maintained Here to XXX feet." For snow removal on these street sections, please contact the Maintenance & Stormwater Management Division at 703-877-2800, TTY 711. 


Who is responsible for clearing snow from the sidewalks in my neighborhood? 

Neither the state nor the county clears snow and ice from public walkways (sidewalks and trails). While not legally obligated, residents and businesses are asked to help keep sidewalks safe. They should, as soon as feasible, clear snow off the sidewalks in front of their property so that all pedestrians, especially school children, those with disabilities and the elderly, may walk securely. Homeowner associations may require members of their communities to clear walkways abutting their property. Please contact your association or property manager for further information.