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Va. utility non-disconnect policy ends June 15; Dominion asks SCC to extend to Oct. 14

Dominion Energy Virginia is asking State Corporation Commission regulators to OK a four-month extension of its “no disconnection” policy. The electric utility is expanding assistance to Virginia customers facing hardship, offering a more generous payment plan and new direct assistance, while the pandemic continues to impact millions of Americans across the country.

Web tool makes Virginia conservation data easily accessible

The new Virginia Natural Heritage Data Explorer at https://vanhde.org provides public access to maps and data about protected lands, ecologically significant areas, wetlands and more.

Congestion relief project for the I-495 Capital Beltway

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will begin a project that will help ease traffic congestion on the I-495 Capital Beltway in Fairfax County by converting a shoulder into a travel lane during peak travel times from Old Dominion Drive to the George Washington Parkway Interchange – a distance of 1.5 miles.

Local government leaders, planners and housing experts to hear what’s ahead in housing policies

Senator Mark Warner and other federal and state leaders will lead a statewide policy forum, What’s Ahead for Housing: A Symposium on Federal Housing Policy Change, sponsored by Housing Virginia and the Weldon Cooper Center at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

Route 1 to be closely studied for different ways to make travel easier

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) has initiated a multimodal transportation alternatives analysis along U.S. Route 1 (“Route 1”) in Northern Virginia.

June 1 is National Trails Day; Virginians encouraged to hike in state forests

Many of the 22 state forests offer miles of trails for walking, hiking and bird watching. There is one state forest in Prince William County, the 444-acre Conway Robinson State Forest off US 29 south in Gainesville just before Heritage Hunt community.

Tornadoes do occur in Virginia: NOVEC says prepare now

rthern Virginia Electric Cooperative urges customers to prepare for possible tornadoes, hurricanes, derecho winds, severe thunderstorms, and power outages now. If you need to buy items for safety, remember the Virginia sales tax holiday goes through May 31.

Prep for hurricane season during sales tax “holiday” now through May 31

Delegate Tim Hugo who represents part of the Prince William County area reminds residents of a sales tax holiday May 25 - May 31.

Virginia State Parks to recognize National Trails Day, Clean the Bay Day June 1

Virginia State Parks will offer special activities and programs June 1 as part of National Trails Day® and Clean the Bay Day.

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