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I-95 southbound lanes from Rte.123 (Gordon Blvd.) to PW Parkway to be closed Sat.-Mon nights

Two lanes of southbound I-95 between Rte. 123 (Gordon Blvd.) and the Prince William Pkwy. (Route 294) will be closed, weather permitting, Saturday night, Nov. 6 and Sunday night, Nov. 7, and the right lane of southbound I-95 between RTe.123 and PW Parkway will be closed Monday night, Nov. 8, The closings are to implement a traffic shift, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Burn local wood and measure bulk deliveries of firewood to ensure full value

If you are planning to use firewood this fall or winter, for home heating or a campfire, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) encourages you to take steps to protect Virginia’s forest ecology and your wallet.

VDOT reschedules repaving in Ocoquan

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has rescheduled repaving in the Town of Occoquan for Monday Nov. 1 and Tuesday. Nov. 2.

Town of Occoquan preparing for possibility of flooding

The National Weather Service has issued coastal flood warnings from 6:00 p.m. this evening through 8 a.m. Saturday with the possibility of 2 to 4 feet of inundation above ground during high tide in low-lying areas along the tidal Potomac River and its tributaries. Storms thus have the potential to affect the Occoquan waterfront. Additionally, heavy rain on Friday may lead to road closures associated with flash flooding from streams that enter Town.

Va. Board of Education ups staffing ratios in revising Standards of Quality

The 2021 prescriptions build upon the board’s work during the 2019 SOQ review cycle and represent evidence-based proposals to create a stronger system of support for students, teachers and support staff, and are designed to align additional state resources with areas of need, a news release stated.

Nighttime closures for Tanyard Hill Rd./Union St. for paving in Occoquan Oct.27-29

Tanyard Hill Road/Union Street between Old Bridge Road and Commerce Street will be closed to through traffic nightly, weather permitting, Wednesday, Oct. 27 through Friday, Oct. 29 between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. each night for paving, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

See how concrete is made, learn to build a bridge and more at remote transpo career fair Oct. 7

The purpose of the career fair is to showcase the benefits of careers in transportation and inspire students to consider transportation-related fields while they make their future career goals and plans.

Atif Qarni, former PWC teacher, will lead “Crunch” as Va. schools support agriculture industry

All Virginians are encouraged to make some noise for local Farm to School programs today (Tuesday, Oct. 5) by celebrating the fifth annual “Crunch Heard ‘Round the Commonwealth” from 1–1:15 p.m. The social media promotion features Virginians taking a bite out of a Virginia Grown apple and sharing their images and videos. Atif Qarni, Secretary of Education, and Heidi Hertz, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, will lead the crunch today during the annual Virginia Farm to School Conference, which is virtual again this year due to the pandemic.

Two PWC schools get Va. Dept, of Education grants for 21st Century Community Learning Centers

Two Prince William Schools in Woodbridge will be receiving two of the 37 new grants the Virginia Department of Education is awarding to fund 21st Century Community Learning Centers in communities across the commonwealth. The grants range from $50,000 to $200,000 and will allow school divisions, faith-based organizations, and community groups to provide students with tutoring and enrichment activities that complement regular academic programs.

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