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TOL PR 2016-01-23 hazardous road conditions Town of Leesburg News Release For Immediate Release Media Contact: Betsy Arnett, Public Information Officer barnett@leesburgva.gov  703-771-2734 Road Conditions in Leesburg Remain Treacherous Residents are urged to stay off the roads as snow removal and emergency crews respond to the storm. Leesburg, VA (January 23, 2016) – With over 18 inches of snow on the ground and more continuing to fall, the Town of Leesburg urges residents to stay off the roads. Road conditions are extremely hazardous. Keeping the primary routes passable for emergency response is the Town’s highest priority. Disabled vehicles divert crews from snow removal operations. Pedestrians are also urged to stay inside. Walking in the roadways, since sidewalks have not been clear, can interfere with first responders. Residents are reminded to pace themselves when shoveling snow. Heart attacks are not uncommon following big snow storms. Help your neighbors, especially the elderly, disabled and out of shape. Other safety precautions residents should take during the storm include:  Ensure that house numbers are visible from the street in case of emergency.  Clear snow from around fire hydrants.  Check on your neighbors. For additional winter weather survival tips and current information about Winter Storm Jonas, visit the Virginia Department of Emergency Management’s blog at http://vawinterweather.tumblr.com/. # # #