Winter Storm Management

Brambleton Community Association is responsible for providing winter storm services (plowing and ice control) on common areas throughout the community.


BCA Managed Streets


Winter storm management is considered emergency work and must occur regardless of the time of day (or night). BCA staff and contractors will often work through the night if necessary to assure that the streets are reasonably safe. Residents are advised to stay clear of crews and off the streets until clearing/treating has been completed.

The goal of the BCA Winter Storm Management Plan is to make all BCA private streets, alleys, and drives reasonably safe and accessible within a certain timeframe once the snow stops falling. However, residents are to be warned that during and after the storm streets, lanes, alleys, trails and sidewalks may be snow packed and/or icy, and snow can be expected to accumulate adjacent to the traveled portion of the road to the extent that a motorist’s sight distance may be reduced or impaired. BCA has set the following goals as part of their management plan for clearing private streets, drives and alleys:

Actual Accumulation
BCA Private Streets, Alleys & Common Drives Treated / Plowed
0-2 inches
Sanding / Salting as needed, focusing on steep grades and intersections.  Streets will be inspected and plowed as necessary.
2-4 inches
Within 6 hours after storm ends.  Plowing begins at 2 inches.
4-8 inches
Within 8 hours after storm ends.  Plowing begins at 2 inches and continues throughout storm.
8-12 inches
Within 16 hours after storm ends.  Plowing begins at 2 inches and continues throughout storm.
12-18 inches
Travel lanes kept open during storm.  Streets plowed within 30 hours after storm ends, if VDOT declares streets are passable.  Piled snow may be relocated or removed from site by loader and dump trucks in the days following plowing.
18-24 inches
Travel lanes kept open during storm.  Streets plowed within 2 days after storm ends, if VDOT declares streets are passable.  Piled snow may be removed from site by loader and dump trucks in the days following plowing.
24+ inches 
A travel lane of no more than 8 feet for emergency vehicles only.  Streets plowed within 4 days after storm ends, if VDOT declares streets are passable.  Piled snow may be removed from site by loader and dump trucks in the days following plowing. 

Staff and crews actively clear during and after the storms. The Association requests that residents do not email or call the BCA Management office to report clearing related storms until after the plow goals expire. Once the allotted plowing period has expired, residents are welcome to email the Association.

View this street listing document, or check out the Loudoun County Road Maintenance Map, which identifies which organization is responsible for clearing each street.

VDOT Resources and Information


View additional information related to plowing, safety tips, and more by visiting http://www.vdotplows.org/

VDOT INFORMATION FOR DRIVERS AND RESIDENTS - See status of plowing in northern Virginia neighborhoods: www.vdotplows.org. Once it snows more than two inches, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William residents can enter their address to see whether plowing is underway, completed or not yet started in their neighborhood. - Follow @VaDOTNOVA on Twitter - Report safety concerns to 800-367-7623 - More snow information at www.virginiadot.org/snow

Homeowner Sidewalks

Townhome and single-family homeowners are responsible for shoveling snow on their driveway and the sidewalks on and adjacent to their property.  This includes the VDOT sidewalk or BCA common area sidewalk in front of or to the side of your property.  Once the sidewalk has been cleared of snow, the use of non-corrosive, environmental-friendly material, such as sand, should be applied for traction purposes.  Do not apply salt or a salt-based product to concrete sidewalks and driveways aprons.  The salt can damage the concrete or shorten the useful life of the concrete.  Residents are responsible for damage to sidewalks as a result of salt applications.
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