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Schedule of Services for the Christmas Holiday Week -- Updated 12/22/2014 12:38:16 PM

All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Wednesday, December 24; Thursday, December 25; and Friday, December 26, in observance of the Christmas holidays. Residential refuse and recycling will be collected on Wednesday, December 24. There is no collection scheduled on Thursday, December 25; and Thursday’s collection will take place on Friday, December 26.

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For Immediate Release: March 2, 2009    
For Further Information, Contact Captain Luis Santano, 703.838.4339


Snow, Melted/Re-Frozen Snow Pose Risk to Structures


The Alexandria Fire Department requests the help of local media in getting the word out to the public that the heaviness of snow and melted, re-frozen snow may create a hazard to homes and commercial buildings. 

At particular risk are flat roofs and light construction, such as additions to houses, canopies, awnings and overhangs on buildings.  The unusually heavy snow this week has added a significant amount of weight to roofs. Owners and residents should remove excessive amounts of snow from these types of construction.

In addition, it is important to clear the area on the ground around the openings of downspouts, scuppers, and roof drains so melting snow can be released.  If downspouts= openings are blocked, it is possible that the melted snow will re-freeze inside the downspouts and back up into the gutters.  This could cause significant damage to buildings and require costly repairs.

 

 

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900 Second Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.5200
Fax: 703.838.5093
TTY: 703.838.4896

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.