Signs that Spring is Upon Us

Sunday, March 20 — They’re out there, a little more subtle than not these days, but they’re there: signs that spring is upon us. Folks are working in their yards in earnest, you can see the beginnings of newly sown grass shooting up, the early spring bloomers — forsythia, daffodil, tulip trees — are showing … Continue reading

High Winds Rip Through Woodbridge Area

Friday, Feb. 25 — High winds in our area have decimated one of the local landmarks here in Woodbridge — the Potomac Mills sign. This enormous sign loomed over I-95 like a rising moon, big and bright and seen easily every night from either direction. It’s been shredded by winds that have gusted up to … Continue reading

After the Snowfall, Sledding Fun

It’s inevitable. After the snow starts falling right at the height of rush hour, causing commutes to Woodbridge to be multiplied 10-fold in some cases (we know of a woman who didn’t get home from work until 1 am), after roads get treated, after the snowfall finally stops, after the driveways get shoveled and the … Continue reading

Snow Hitting Woodbridge Hard; Schools Closed Thursday

Wednesday, Jan. 26 — We’re in the thick of it here, aren’t we? Snow is falling and accumulating quickly. It looks like we’re right on the edge of the band that will dump either 5-8 inches on us or 2-5 inches. Either way, it’s coming down fast and making a big impact on traffic. As … Continue reading

The Woodbridge ‘Ice Rink’

It’s skating time here in Woodbridge, as a veneer of ice is covering almost everything. Cars, driveways, trees, anything that doesn’t move or have salt or chemicals applied is encased in ice. Prince William County Schools, as well as pretty much every other school district in the Washington, DC metropolitan area are closed (Code Red … Continue reading

Total Lunar Eclipse

Tuesday, Dec. 21 — Did you stay up to watch it? Early in the morning on December 21 a total lunar eclipse was visible across all of North America. And for the first time since 1638, according to NASA, a lunar eclipse occurred on the winter solstice. And we here in Woodbridge got a clear … Continue reading

Snow Closes Prince William County Schools

Thursday, Dec. 16 — The snow that moved into Woodbridge late this morning and continued this afternoon has led to all Prince William County Schools closing Friday, Dec. 17. The county has announced a Code Red for employees, and the School Age Care Program will not open. The first snow of the season also led … Continue reading

Hurricane Earl Heads Up the Coast

Sept. 3 — Hurricane Earl is marching up the East coast, bringing high winds, heavy rains and forcing some evacuations. We’ll keep an eye out on things and post some “user-generated content” as we find it, which will give you an idea of the strength of the storm as it heads up the Mid-Atlantic coast. … Continue reading

Aug. 12 Storm Power Outages

Take a look at this snapshot of power outages as of 4:48 pm, and you’ll see that even though the storm that swept through the Woodbridge area just a little while ago was very intense, with heavy rain, thunder and lightning, it looks like for the most part we haven’t been heavily impacted. You’ll see … Continue reading