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1500 Tons of Salt Ready for Winter Season in Manassas City

1500 Tons of Salt Ready for Winter Season in Manassas City

Winter months are just around the corner and road travel can be a concern for many during below- freezing temperatures. The City of Manassas Utilities and Public Works Department annually budgets $250,000 for snow treatment and removal, and is prepared with 16 snow-removal trucks, 22 contract equipment, 1500 tons of road salt and almost 500 tons of sand. For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.

“Ice and snow can prevent mobility and cause a lot of traffic issues, which is why we proactively invest in snow preparedness and manpower” said Mike Moon, director of public works and utilities for the City of Manassas. “Last year we had a mild winter, but our reserve of salt and sand is well-stocked in the case of extreme weather conditions, and our crews are trained and committed to the task of keeping the roads clear of snow and ice, as well as safe for our residents,” said Moon.

Myra Dorsey Turns Tragedy into a Page Turner

Myra Dorsey Turns Tragedy into a Page Turner

At some point, we all face adversity and challenging times. But what we choose to do with the lessons we learn through them can make a world of difference. For Myra Dorsey, author of the book “Benefit of the Doubt,” she has taken her struggles and turned them into a page-turning book that helps others learn how to change their mindset in order to change their life.

“People are brought up to believe and aspire to many different things, and our lives can take many different directions,” explains Myra Dorsey. “We may get caught in traps of thinking one way when, in order to overcome challenges and live our lives to the fullest, we need to be willing to change the way we think.”

PHOTOS: Rt. 28 Bridge/Tracks Overpass In Manassas

MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA) -- The Virginia Department Of Transportation and the City of Manassas mark the completion of the Route 28 bridge over Wellington Road and the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks on Thursday morning.

The new four-lane overpass was built to bring Nokesville Road/Center Street over Wellington Road and the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks, says VDOT.  The bridge and ramps  span from Technology Drive to Cockrell Road, meaning cars won't have to stop for trains anymore. An estimated 20 trains go through the area every day.

VIEW: Photos of the bridge project and traffic details here

City Of Manassas Gears Up for Cold Weather With Tree Trimming; Shares Energy-saving Tips

City Of Manassas Gears Up for Cold Weather With Tree Trimming; Shares Energy-saving Tips

The City of Manassas Department of Public Works and Utilities serves more than 15,000 customers and with the cold season coming, it’s just as important for Manassas to prepare for the cooler temperatures as it is for the home owner. Manassas City’s ongoing tree-trimming program helps to prevent most electric interruptions during storms, which costs $60,000 annually. With cooler nights already forcing many to turn their heat on, City of Manassas suggests these eight tips in helping to conserve this year’s heating bill. For more information and tips, go to www.manassascity.org.

 “Preparing your home before the winter months is essential in helping to conserve energy and save on heating bills,” said Mike Moon, City of Manassas, director of utilities and public works.

Here are some steps to help save on heating bills:

PHOTOS: "Operation Wedding Gown"

MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA) -- Military brides got to pick and choose their wedding gowns in the national Brides Across America program.

Qualified brides get to take the gowns home at no cost at participating stores.

Jeanette's Bride N 'Tux Boutique in Manassas, Virginia saw a steady stream of excited women trying on dresses on Thursday.

Nicki Anderson's fiance has six months left in his deployment. 

She's searching for the one, and after four dresses, she thinks she's found it.
"it's exactly what I wanted, fitted on the top with a dramatic bottom,"she said.

The designer dresses have been donated by companies and other brides. They cost anywhere from $1000 on up.

Air Force Captain Kim French just returned from Afghanistan, her third tour of duty.

2 Juveniles Arrested In Halloween Robbery, Assault

MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA) -- Manassas City Police say they have arrested two juveniles and charged them with assault by mob and robbery. 

The juveniles are accused of robbing another male at the intersection of Byrd Drive and Grant Avenue at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 31. 

According to police, the victim was walking in the area when he was confronted by a group of juvenile males. Police say they were acquaintances. At least two of the juveniles allegedly assaulted the victim and tried to take his cell phone.

Two juvenile males were arrested and taken to the Juvenile Detention Center. 

Police continue to investigate the case and want anyone with information about these events to call the Crime Solvers' anonymous tip line at 703-330-0330 or Manassas City Police Department Investigative Services Division at 703-257-8092.