WARNING: Severe Weather

snowstorm-2You may have heard by now about the weather forecasts for our area this week.  Because of the severity of this storm we feel that it is necessary to advise you of the forecasted conditions.  We are expecting a very hazardous storm to hit our region on Wednesday evening and Thursday. We also foresee 3 – 12 inches of snowfall in the forecasts. This storm will bring below freezing temperatures to our area as well. We ask that you make the necessary preparations for this storm and stay indoors if there is no need to be out on the roads.  Please use extreme caution as we treat the roadways, parking lots, and sidewalks throughout the property this week. Other areas will only be treated and cleared as soon as it is safe to clear and treat them.  The forecasts predict this storm to be very dangerous and in some areas the storm could become destructive. If at anytime you need to report a maintenance emergency, contact our leasing office at (540) 286-0950.  If you are experience a life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1 immediately. We have provided links below to some important local government agencies that you may want to visit during this storm. We will update this page as soon as information is available.

 

UPDATE: 2/12/2014 @ 10:15AM – The maintenance staff at Amurcon Realty Company will be focused on snow removal and ensuring that all roadways, parking lots, and sidewalks are cleared of snow and ice.  Please be advised that if you need to create a service request, we will not be able to start working until the property is safe and all roadways, parking lots, and sidewalks are clear and safe.  We apologize for the inconvenience. To create a service request, please click here. Service requests will be completed in the order in which they are received.

 

UPDATE: 2/12/2014 @ 3:15PM – The maintenance staff at Amurcon Realty Company has started pretreating the roadways, parking lots, and sidewalks throughout the property.  We have placed orange steaks along the roadways and parking lot identifying speed bumps. Please use extreme caution while travelling.  The most recent update we have received in regards to the forecast was 10-15 inches of possible snowfall.  Please be advised that this is a very dangerous storm.

 

UPDATE FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 PM EST THURSDAY.
– PRECIPITATION TYPE:  HEAVY SNOW WITH ACCUMULATIONS10 TO 15 INCHES…WITH UP TO 20 INCHES AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 1000 FEET.
– TIMING: SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA FROM THE SOUTH BETWEEN 5 PM AND 7 PM THIS EVENING. SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES SHORTLY AFTER ONSET AND CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO TAPER OFF EARLY THURSDAY EVENING.
– TEMPERATURES: IN THE UPPER TEENS TO MID 20S TONIGHT…SLOWLY RISING INTO THE LOWER 30S THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
– WINDS: NORTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH THIS EVENING – BECOMING NORTH AND INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH LATE TONIGHT AND THURSDAY.
– IMPACTS: ROADS WILL QUICKLY BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY DURING THE EVENING COMMUTE. TRAVEL WILL BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TONIGHT AND THURSDAY. HEAVY WET SNOW COULD LEAD TO POWER OUTAGES.
– PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL: KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD, AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

 

UPDATE FROM DOMINION VIRGINIA POWER:  We are preparing for a winter storm expected to move through much of Virginia Wednesday into Thursday evening. Company trucks are being stocked and fueled, and crews are ready to respond to outages. The snow we’re expecting can weigh heavily on trees and limbs and force them into power lines, creating widespread and extended outages. In the event of power outages, you can report them one of three ways: Your  smartphone at dom.com, our website bit.ly/O3BloT, or call 1-866-DOM-HELP.  Always stay away from downed lines – consider them energized and dangerous.

STORM TIPS FROM DOMINION VIRGINIA POWER

1 – Make sure you have a battery-operated radio, multiple flashlights, a battery-operated clock, extra batteries, and charged up your phones/computers/tablets.
2 – Have a full tank of gas in your car.
3 – Make sure all prescription medications are filled.
4 – Check on elderly neighbors to make sure they have what they need.
5 – If you have pets, please make sure you have provided for them.
6 – Bookmark our storm center page for news, outage updates and reporting: http://bit.ly/12qVpLp, or report outages from your mobile at dom.com. You can also call 866-366-4357.

 

UPDATE: 2/13/2014 @ 11:15AM – Please be advised that this storm is not over.  We are continuing to ensure that the property is clear of snow and ice.  We will continue to work over the next several days.  We will not be working on service requests other than emergencies. We apologize for the inconvenience. To create a service request, please click here. To report a maintenance emergency, please call our office at (540) 286-0950. Service requests will be completed in the order in which they are received.

When shoveling snow and or removing snow from your vehicle in the parking lot, please shovel the snow in the parking lot to allow our plows to remove it.  Also, do not throw snow on the sidewalks or the breezeways of the property.  Your compliance is extremely appreciated.  Several roads in our area have yet to be treated by VDOT.  If you don’t have to travel, please stay indoors.  If you are travelling, please use extreme caution.

 

Weather.com – http://www.weather.comgloss_leaves

Stafford County Government – http://stafford.va.us/

Stafford County Public Schools – http://stafford.schoolfusion.us/

Stafford County Sheriff’s Office – http://www.staffordsheriff.com/

Stafford County Fire and Rescue – http://www.staffordfirerescue.com/

VDOT – http://www.virginiadot.org/

Commonwealth of Virginia – http://www.virginia.gov/

Dominion Virginia Power – http://www.dom.com/

Fredericksburg.com – http://www.fredericksburg.com/

 

Please stay safe during this storm and again, use extreme caution if you are traveling during this storm.

Sincerely,

Amurcon Realty Company

 

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