Sanitary District Manager

Warren County is in the process
of filling the Sanitary District
Manager position.  In order to 
continue providing the best service
to the residents of Shenandoah
Farms, we ask that all inquries or 
concerns be directed to Deputy 
County Administrator Robert
Childress at (540) 636-4600 or 

For emergencies, please call the
Warren County Sheriff's Office at
(540) 635-4128.

 

Snow Removal Information

2013-2014 Winter Snow Season

With winter weather just around the corner, we would like to remind everyone to be prepared and drive safely during inclement weather.  The SFSD will again have our two (2) County plow trucks and spreaders available for snow removal this winter season.   When the snow storms are forecasted to be larger than we can handle, we will be calling in hired contractor resources.  While every storm event is different and results in its own set of challenges, our goal is to at least have every roadway throughout the District plowed open within 48 hours after the storm events stops.  The chipping of icy hills and curves will follow-up on a continuous basis until warmer temperatures allow for ample melting.  Please remember the constantly freezing and thawing conditions, especially at higher elevations, can make a roadway very slick soon after we apply stone abrasives so please drive cautiously and treat each roadway as though it hasn’t been treated.  The following are few tips to remember this winter which will hopefully help us and keep you safe:

  • Be prepared, both at home and in your vehicle.  Keep ample food, supplies, medicines, etc.,  on hand.
  • Stay at home during and immediately after the storm event if you can.  Staying off of the roadways allows us to get them plowed and treated sooner.
  • If you must drive, then 4WD and tire chains/cables are strongly recommended for safe travel.
  • Do not park your vehicles on the travel portion or shoulders of the roadways.  This hampers our ability to remove snow and may result in your vehicle being towed.
  • Do not park any vehicles, trailers, etc. in cul-de-sac or other turn around areas.  We need these areas to turn around our vehicles in.
  • We cannot clean out private driveways.
  • Do to liability reasons we cannot assist with stuck vehicles.
  • We push snow to the right hand side of the roadways and as a result will push snow across your driveway apron.  Please keep this in mind when you are cleaning your driveway out.  If the roadway hasn’t been plowed yet, then it’s a very good chance we will fill your entrance apron with snow when we come by.  This is not intentional, but necessary to clear the roadways.  We cannot stop to clean out your entrance.
  • For residents of the High Top Rd. area, remember the roadway to and including the cul-de-sac area is now a  VDOT roadway.  VDOT has posted “NO PARKING” signs along their portion of the roadway to prevent parking along the shoulders.  There is ample parking in the two (2) parking lots along this roadway.  The parking lot off the end of the cul-de-sac is for SFSD residents only, so remember that your vehicle must display a Shenandoah Farms sticker in the windshield to identify yourself as a resident and to avoid the potential to be towed.   These stickers can be obtained by owners and properly authorized tenants at the POSF office free of charge.  The SFSD will make every attempt to keep these lots cleared of snow and ice if we are able to access them.  The uniform and orderly parking within either lot is expected of the residents.  If we can’t access them, then we can’t clear them of snow and ice.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO SALT, CALCIUM CHLORIDE, OR OTHER MELTING AGENTS, ARE TO PLACED ON ANY ROADWAY OR PARKING LOT BY RESIDENTS TO AID IN THE REMOVAL OR MELTING OF SNOW AND ICE.  THIS SEVERLY DAMAGES THE ROADWAY AND TAKES CONSIDERABLE TIME AND COSTS TO REPAIR.  Rock chips, sand, and/or dust are permissible to aid with traction if absolutely necessary.
  • During the storm event, if you have an question or concern about our operations, please call the SFSD office at 540-636-3783.  Please remember we will likely be out in the District and not in the office.  Leave a detailed message with your name, time, address, and issue. We normally check messages every couple of hours during the snow event, so will be back in touch with you  as soon as possible.  We may also be contacted by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or refer to a copy of our 2013 – 2014 Snow Removal Policy posted on our web-site at warrencountva.net.
  • In the case of an emergency call 911.

Snow Removal Policy/Mobilization Levels

Ice Event (sleet, freezing rain)

  • Application of abrasives to icy hills and turns. Primary abrasive application will be performed by sanitary district vehicle(s), use of contract equipment for application may be needed depending upon severity of icing. Contract equipment with abrasive application capability needs to be alert and ready for possible call out.

 

Minor Snow Event (forecast 4” or less)

  • Snow removal on an as needed basis. Ice control after snow event. Primary snow removal and abrasive application will be performed by sanitary district vehicle(s), use of contract equipment for snow removal may be needed depending upon severity of storm. Contract equipment needs to be alert and ready for possible call out if snowfall amounts increase.

 

Snow Event (forecast 4”-18”)

  • Snow removal to be performed by contract equipment with assistance from sanitary district vehicle(s). Primary snow equipment needs to be alert and available prior to snowfall. Plowing operations will commence on primary (main loop) roads after 4” accumulation. At anytime during or after event the primary roads are plowed and passable attention will be turned to secondary roads. Primary roads will take priority.
  • Each piece of equipment will have an assigned area they are to perform snow removal operations on until completion. In the event a piece of equipment is unable to perform operations, equipment from an adjoining assigned area and sanitary district vehicle may assist.
  • Upon completion of snow removal operations, ice control applications will commence. Primary abrasive application will be performed by sanitary district vehicle, use of contract equipment for application may be needed depending upon severity of icing.
  • Heavy contract equipment (track loaders and dozers) needs to be alert and ready for possible call out if snowfall amounts increase.

 

Major Snow Event (18” +)

  • In initial phases of storm snow removal is to be performed by contract equipment with assistance from sanitary district vehicle(s). Primary snow equipment needs to be alert and available prior to snowfall. Plowing operations will commence on primary (main loop) roads after 4” accumulation, at anytime during or after event the primary roads are plowed and passable, attention will be turned to secondary roads. Primary roads will take priority.
  • Heavy equipment will be called in prior to storm and staged throughout sanitary district and ready to begin snow removal operations. Once the limit of the capabilities of primary snow removal equipment has been reached, heavy equipment will commence snow removal operations. Primary snow removal equipment will assist heavy equipment in clean up.
  • Each piece of equipment will have an assigned area they are to perform snow removal operations on until completion. In the event a piece of equipment is unable to perform operations equipment from an adjoining assigned area and sanitary district vehicle may assist.
  • Upon completion of snow removal operations, ice control applications will commence. Primary abrasive application will be performed by sanitary district vehicle, use of contract equipment for application may be needed depending upon severity of icing. 

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