Leesburg Council Gets Snow Update

In a special telephonic Town Council meeting Friday night, Leesburg Town Manager Kaj Dentler reported that all of the town’s streets have been plowed to provide at least one clear lane. And that may be as good as it gets for now.

Dentler said town crews will continue to work Saturday and Sunday, with a focus on clearing bus stops and pedestrian routes in preparation for classes to resume Monday.

“The town is in pretty good shape, not summertime shape, but we’ve made a lot of progress,” Dentler said.

Councilman Tom Dunn, who requested the special council meeting, was among the members who suggested the town work toward a curb-to-curb standard for clearing streets. But Dentler said that approach would result in more complaints from residents because driveways and sidewalks would get re-blocked with snow. That is the top complaint heard from residents in every snowstorm, the town manager said.

Council members urged the staff to widen the paths where possible.

Residents who have specific concerns are advised to report them through the town website at leesburgva.gov/snowissue. Those reports will be reviewed throughout the weekend.