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City of Winchester VA - Local Government

Don't miss this opportunity! 👇 Sign up now. ✅ The adult program starts soon too. Visit www.winchesterpolice.org/get-involved to sign up now.There is still time to register for the Police Department's Teen Academy on March 7! It's easy to fill out the online registration. Follow the link!
➡️ www.winchesterva.gov/teen-citizen-academy
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➡️ www.winchesterpolice.org/get-involved/teen-citizen-police-academy

También disponible en español.
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Dont miss this opportunity! 👇 Sign up now. ✅ The adult program starts soon too. Visit https://www.winchesterpolice.org/get-involved to sign up now.

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I wouldn’t want any teen to learn police work from these backwoods good ol boys who feed off out of staters.

Benefits Appreciation Month (February) continues and today we are highlighting Liesl of the Winchester Department of Social Services. Customer service is a top priority, and Liesl fills a newly-created role that processes expedited SNAP and Medicaid applications the same day. Liesl said: “The process of applying for benefits can be stressful. I want our clients to know that I understand this and want to make their experience as pleasant as possible. A smile and a few kind words show people you care and can change their day. I'm lucky to be a part of that.” ... See MoreSee Less

Benefits Appreciation Month (February) continues and today we are highlighting Liesl of the Winchester Department of Social Services. Customer service is a top priority, and Liesl fills a newly-created role that processes expedited SNAP and Medicaid applications the same day. Liesl said: “The process of applying for benefits can be stressful. I want our clients to know that I understand this and want to make their experience as pleasant as possible. A smile and a few kind words show people you care and can change their day. Im lucky to be a part of that.”

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Proud of you, friend! Liesl Piesl

She’s the best!

📰 Today's issue of CitE-News has arrived. 🥳 Check it out and stay informed about City news, events and more: www.winchesterva.gov/enews/archives. ... See MoreSee Less

📰 Todays issue of CitE-News has arrived. 🥳 Check it out and stay informed about City news, events and more: https://www.winchesterva.gov/enews/archives.

Today, the Winchester EDA authorized a purchase and sale contract for the 0.36 acre lot on the corner of N. Cameron and Piccadilly Streets (former Winchester Towers site) to Lynx Acquisitions, LLC. Lynx is hoping to redevelop several parcels in this area for a transformative project...but please be patient as these large projects take many years to complete. However, this sale is a positive step forward. ... See MoreSee Less

Today, the Winchester EDA authorized a purchase and sale contract for the 0.36 acre lot on the corner of N. Cameron and Piccadilly Streets (former Winchester Towers site) to Lynx Acquisitions, LLC. Lynx is hoping to redevelop several parcels in this area for a transformative project...but please be patient as these large projects take many years to complete. However, this sale is a positive step forward.

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Winchester will more than recoup the $ over the long haul through increased tax revenue. This was a very smart decision by Winchester City. People need to look at the big picture.

Thanks for the update, just a few questions though Exactly how much tax revenue was spent on this effort? 1. To buy the property from the previous owner? 2. To tear down and clean out the property? 3. Where does the EDA get the $800k spent to buy the property from the city? 4. How much did Lynx pay? Thank you Thanks Etc.

Nice transaction! Buy for $1M+ sell for $325,000 plus give a$3M tax break. Hershberger needs to be working the back of a trash truck!

Please be community futsal courts 😂

Is this the Winchester Towers site that the city took an $858k net loss on the transaction?

Finally something done with the lot, looks awful sitting there alone. Hopefully they’ll do something good with it and not let it sit there empty like the city did

Has the city put any guide lines or thought into these apts turning into just another towers? If so, what are those measures?

Wouldn't parking be a problem?

Do the taxpaying citizens of Winchester, VA ever get a say, and if they do get a say, does it ever really matter?

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The City Manager's Week In Review report for week ending February 14, 2020 is available online: winchesterva.gov/week-review. Check it out for an overview of department accomplishments and services over the previous week. ... See MoreSee Less

The City Managers Week In Review report for week ending February 14, 2020 is available online: http://winchesterva.gov/week-review. Check it out for an overview of department accomplishments and services over the previous week.

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Corrupting the city one day at a time?

George Washington may have been the first, but he certainly wasn't the last. Do you know how many U.S. presidents have been in Winchester and which ones? Enjoy your Presidents Day holiday with a quick bit of history. 🇺🇸Listen to the latest Winchester 101 with Tim Y the History Guy! www.winchesterva.gov/rouss-review ... See MoreSee Less

REMINDER: ♻️ Today's recycling collection is moved to Wednesday, 2/19. ♻️ ... See MoreSee Less

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City of Winchester VA - Local Government

Self-defense class February 25th. Please register by calling 540-667-6160 ext 126 or by email at: tlcselfdefense@gmail.com ... See MoreSee Less

¡Bienvenidos! Did you know that the Winchester Department of Social Services has bilingual Benefits staff? They do - and the team has grown! February is Benefits Appreciation Month. Today we honor our dedicated bilingual staff who help meet the needs of Winchester’s Spanish-speaking community, and always with a smile on their faces. 😄 ... See MoreSee Less

¡Bienvenidos! Did you know that the Winchester Department of Social Services has bilingual Benefits staff? They do - and the team has grown! February is Benefits Appreciation Month. Today we honor our dedicated bilingual staff who help meet the needs of Winchester’s Spanish-speaking community, and always with a smile on their faces. 😄

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Extraordinario...!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Spanish! Imagine that!

Patricia Lucca 🥰

The new episode of The Rouss Review Podcast is out now and covers hands-only CPR in honor of Heart Month! Thanks, Winchester Fire and Rescue Department Lt. Drew DeHaven for stopping by the studio. Also in this episode - a Presidents Day edition of Winchester 101, the February 11 Council BLUF, Census 2020 info, and more. 🎧
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The new episode of The Rouss Review Podcast is out now and covers hands-only CPR in honor of Heart Month! Thanks, Winchester Fire and Rescue Department Lt. Drew DeHaven for stopping by the studio. Also in this episode - a Presidents Day edition of Winchester 101, the February 11 Council BLUF, Census 2020 info, and more. 🎧 
https://soundcloud.com/roussreview/heart-month/s-0gkqe

VDOT is seeking public comment regarding the S. Pleasant Valley Road corridor between E. Cork Street and Tevis Street. VDOT is assisting the City with a Strategically Targeted Affordable Roadway Solutions (STARS) study. This is a busy north-south commercial route with operational and safety issues due to heavy traffic volumes during peak times and has three Potential for Safety Improvement (PSI) intersections. More info and online survey: www.virginiadot.org/projects/staunton/city_of_winchester_-_south_pleasant_valley_road_corridor_im... ... See MoreSee Less

VDOT is seeking public comment regarding the S. Pleasant Valley Road corridor between E. Cork Street and Tevis Street. VDOT is assisting the City with a Strategically Targeted Affordable Roadway Solutions (STARS) study. This is a busy north-south commercial route with operational and safety issues due to heavy traffic volumes during peak times and has three Potential for Safety Improvement (PSI) intersections. More info and online survey: http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/staunton/city_of_winchester_-_south_pleasant_valley_road_corridor_improvement_study.asp

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I’ve always thought there should be an exit where Chuck E. Cheese is to help alleviate traffic. A lot of people go to that Walmart 🤷🏻‍♀️

My understanding is that VDOT will not build a new exit because it would be too close to existing exits. But I agree, that would help a lot. I can tell you what they will do. Those 6 green dots that dont have signals yet? Yeah.. get ready, because I bet you at least 2 of them get new signals. And they will not be synchronized. More traffic signals are always the answer. 🙄

Right turns at a minimum at all lighted intersections-decent ones so the whole lane does not have to stop when several cars need to turn. Cork St intersection-PV right lane needs to be right turn only going towards the park and out to the County.

Some of those 6 green dots are not needed, there are so many other ways to get into those stores that the roads don't need to exist to get on pleasant valley

Add an exit for 81!

81 needs another exit, coming off the rt50 exit (twds PV) gets ya caught in lights for 30 minutes. The lights there arent quick enough. They leave you stranded on the exit ramp bc you cant make a right on red, then the light is only green for 20 seconds and you have to wait another 10 minutes for it to change. The route 50 exit needs to be addressed more than Tevis and pleasant valley.

Better north/south traffic options would alleviate a lot of traffic off this road. Finish the 37 loop on the east side and add some more options and I feel traffic in this area would be greatly improved.

Adding an exit off of 81 to the southern Pleasant Valley shopping area (Target, Michaels, Home Depot) I feel would really do a lot. Shopping traffic coming in on Rt 7 would be able to bypass Pleasant Valley entirely (including the jumble that is the Jubal Early intersections). This would even provide a more convenient "back way" into the mall, so the traffic coming in on the Jubal Early exit would largely be reduced. The Tevis extension and 81 overpass are already going into place to make this doable. Reducing the overall traffic on Pleasant Valley will increase safety and make Winchester a nicer place in which to live and travel.

HEY EVERONE!! Instead of griping here, follow the link and TAKE THE SURVEY. That's what this whole OP is about.

Patsy Cline Blvd at Chick-Fil-A should be made right turn only. Many options that lead to a stop light. There are always cars trying to left there and it is not a safe spot to do so unless there is zero traffic.

I'm so glad to hear this. Evening traffic backs up crazy starting shortly after the park entrance all the way to National Ave. I'd really like to see the project extended to the National Ave, Barryville Pike area!

Based on experience it's going to temporarily reduce traffic until the volume catches up

Sounds like a roundabout study....

Wouldn’t be bad if EVERYONE went the speed limit, it’s 35 mph from Tevis way until mill wood ave which turns into a 40, but EVERYONE wants to do 30 below

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2 weeks ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

Winchester Fire and Rescue Department
Do you know how to perform Hands-Only CPR? We visited the Apple Blossom Mall today to educate our community on how to perform this life-saving skill! Watch our tutorial at youtu.be/n2ht_FKNB70
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Today's issue of CitE-News has arrived. Check it out to stay informed of City of Winchester news, events and more. View this and archived issues or subscribe at www.winchesterva.gov/enews. ... See MoreSee Less

Todays issue of CitE-News has arrived. Check it out to stay informed of City of Winchester news, events and more. View this and archived issues or subscribe at www.winchesterva.gov/enews.

❗️Holiday Closures: City offices, WinTran, the Jim Barnett Park Rec Center, the Joint Judicial Center (courts) and the Old Town Welcome Center will be closed on Monday, 2/17 in observance of Presidents Day. ♻️ Monday's recycling collection is moved to Wednesday, 2/19. ♻️
(Note: This and several other holiday closures were not included in our 2020 information calendar due to the timing of Council's approval of the new schedule vs printing deadlines).
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❗️Holiday Closures: City offices, WinTran, the Jim Barnett Park Rec Center, the Joint Judicial Center (courts) and the Old Town Welcome Center will be closed on Monday, 2/17 in observance of Presidents Day. ♻️ Mondays recycling collection is moved to Wednesday, 2/19. ♻️
(Note: This and several other holiday closures were not included in our 2020 information calendar due to the timing of Councils approval of the new schedule vs printing deadlines).

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Metered parking downtown free on Presidents Day?

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City of Winchester VA - Local Government

It's official! New neighborhood park named Ruth Jackson Memorial Park in honor of beloved owner of Ruth's Tea Room, Ruth E.P. Jackson.At last night's meeting (2/11/2020), City Council approved a resolution naming the new neighborhood park on the corner of S. Kent and E. Cecil Streets Ruth Jackson Memorial Park as recommended by the Parks Advisory Board. Ruth E.P. Jackson was the original owner of Ruth's Tea Room which was located on the site from 1925-2005. Thank you to everyone who submitted suggestions!! Ruth's story: www.winchesterva.gov/new-neighborhood-park-named-honor-local-business-owner ... See MoreSee Less

Its official! New neighborhood park named Ruth Jackson Memorial Park in honor of beloved owner of Ruths Tea Room, Ruth E.P. Jackson.

Winchester and the many awesome tourist attractions in the city were featured in a recent article on When In Your State: wheninyourstate.com/virginia/10-exciting-things-to-do-in-winchester-va-that-youll-remember-forever/

Winchester-Frederick County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society
Old Town Winchester, VA
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Winchester and the many awesome tourist attractions in the city were featured in a recent article on When In Your State: https://wheninyourstate.com/virginia/10-exciting-things-to-do-in-winchester-va-that-youll-remember-forever/ 

Winchester-Frederick County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society
Old Town Winchester, VA

Today is Charles Broadway Rouss Day in the city. Each year, we honor one of Winchester's great historic figures and generous benefactors on his birthday, February 11! Happy birthday Charley! 🎂 Learn more about C.B. Rouss and all he did for Winchester in the late 1800s at www.winchesterva.gov/rouss. ... See MoreSee Less

Today is Charles Broadway Rouss Day in the city. Each year, we honor one of Winchesters great historic figures and generous benefactors on his birthday, February 11! Happy birthday Charley! 🎂 Learn more about C.B. Rouss and all he did for Winchester in the late 1800s at www.winchesterva.gov/rouss.

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His life story is very interesting indeed!

It only takes a minute to learn how to help save a life! Stop by the @shopabmall food court for lunch and visit our Hands Only CPR display to learn this life-saving tactic. ... See MoreSee Less

It only takes a minute to learn how to help save a life! Stop by the @shopabmall food court for lunch and visit our Hands Only CPR display to learn this life-saving tactic.

The Winchester Fire and Rescue Department study public input survey is now available online: www.opentownhall.com/portals/311/Issue_8184. Please watch the below overview from the public input session (2/10/2020) and then give us your honest and candid thoughts on the survey. Deadline: By 8 am on February 17. Video: youtu.be/NO5IL69UsiA.Introduction and presentation from the February 10, 2020 public input session by the consultant (ESCI) working on the Winchester Fire and Rescue study and WF... ... See MoreSee Less

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It’s interesting that the actual public comments were taken out of this video. Many comments from the public brought to light, not only the fact that the WFRD is grossly understaffed, but also the fact that the city manager had specific misleading questions placed on the survey. This was according to the ESCI folks who, when asked why the questions were worded in this manner stated that the “client” specifically asked to have the questions placed on the survey with the specific wording. When asked who the “client” was they stated simply, “the city manager”. ESCI also stated that the national standard of the minimum number of Firefighters required to effectively put out a single family home, house fire is 18 certified firefighters. The City of Winchester regularly has only 12 firefighters in the entire city. Not even enough to meet this national standard for one call for help. God forbid the city ever gets more than one fire at the same time. And at least 6 of those firefighters are on the ambulances, that last year ran 4,707 EMS calls. So in order to even get 4 firefighters on the scene of a house fire (which is what is required nationally for firefighters to go inside to put the fire out) all 4 fire trucks in the city (there are only 4 trucks that are in service each day) have to be on scene. This is absolutely outrageous! Lives are at risk!

We're hiring Family Services Specialists for the Winchester Department of Social Services. It's more than a job and our team is more than just social workers. They protect, care for and help local children in need. They are ready at a moment's notice to serve our families when they need it most. The team is devoted to their clients, our community and each other. Join our team of everyday heroes and help make a difference 🦸‍♀️🦸‍♂️: agency.governmentjobs.com/winchesterva/default.cfm ... See MoreSee Less

Were hiring Family Services Specialists for the Winchester Department of Social Services. Its more than a job and our team is more than just social workers. They protect, care for and help local children in need. They are ready at a moments notice to serve our families when they need it most. The team is devoted to their clients, our community and each other. Join our team of everyday heroes and help make a difference 🦸‍♀️🦸‍♂️: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/winchesterva/default.cfm

The VA Department of Forestry has deployed an Urban Forest Strike Team to collect area data of the invasive spotted lanterfly (SLF) between February 10-14. The Team will identify and mark tree-of-heaven throughout the SLF infested area (62 square miles primarily in eastern Frederick County, and parts of the City of Winchester and Clarke County). Team members will wear high-visibility vests and use handheld electronic tablets to conduct assessments of trees within the infested area. www.winchesterva.gov/virginia-department-forestry-deploys-urban-forest-strike-team-combat-invasiv... ... See MoreSee Less

The VA Department of Forestry has deployed an Urban Forest Strike Team to collect area data of the invasive spotted lanterfly (SLF) between February 10-14. The Team will identify and mark tree-of-heaven throughout the SLF infested area (62 square miles primarily in eastern Frederick County, and parts of the City of Winchester and Clarke County). Team members will wear high-visibility vests and use handheld electronic tablets to conduct assessments of trees within the infested area. https://www.winchesterva.gov/virginia-department-forestry-deploys-urban-forest-strike-team-combat-invasive-insectImage attachment

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Is the tree in the background the type of tree they are seeking? It looks like trees we see all over.

Where'd it come from, what does it kill??

It's so pretty, though.

The Winchester Fire and Rescue Department Public Input Session for the services study is TONIGHT (2/10) from 6-8 pm in the Jim Barnett Park Rec Center. This is a structured program, so please arrive by 6 pm. The online survey will be made available at the end of the session. www.winchesterva.gov/winchester-fire-and-rescue-department-host-public-input-session ... See MoreSee Less

The Winchester Fire and Rescue Department Public Input Session for the services study is TONIGHT (2/10) from 6-8 pm in the Jim Barnett Park Rec Center. This is a structured program, so please arrive by 6 pm. The online survey will be made available at the end of the session. www.winchesterva.gov/winchester-fire-and-rescue-department-host-public-input-session

The City Manager's Week In Review report for week ending February 7, 2020 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. ... See MoreSee Less

The City Managers Week In Review report for week ending February 7, 2020 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review.

In honor of Benefits Appreciation Month this February, we honor two new members of the Winchester Department of Social Services' Benefits team, Sunshine and Jen. The WDSS Benefits team administers the various state and federal programs that assist local residents in need and help them work towards self-sufficiency. ⭐️ We are grateful to Sunshine and Jen and all our Benefit Workers for all they do every day to serve our great community. ⭐️ ... See MoreSee Less

In honor of Benefits Appreciation Month this February, we honor two new members of the Winchester Department of Social Services Benefits team, Sunshine and Jen. The WDSS Benefits team administers the various state and federal programs that assist local residents in need and help them work towards self-sufficiency. ⭐️ We are grateful to Sunshine and Jen and all our Benefit Workers for all they do every day to serve our great community. ⭐️

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City of Winchester VA - Local Government

Register now for the Winchester Police Department's one-day TEEN Citizen Academy to see what it takes to be a police officer and get an inside look at the Department. Academy will be held on March 7 from 8-5 pm. 👇See below for more info.Ever wonder what it's like to be a police officer? You have the opportunity to take an inside look at the Winchester Police Department during its Teen Academy! Sign up now with the easy online form. www.winchesterva.gov/teen-citizen-academy

The Teen Academy is for area youth aged 13-17. Find a list of activities and topics covered during the one-day academy on the WPD's website: www.winchesterpolice.org/get-involved/teen-citizen-police-academy
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Register now for the Winchester Police Departments one-day TEEN Citizen Academy to see what it takes to be a police officer and get an inside look at the Department. Academy will be held on March 7 from 8-5 pm. 👇See below for more info.

New ways to get involved in your City government have been added to our Get Engaged web page. Check it out and get involved: www.winchesterva.gov/getengaged. ... See MoreSee Less

New ways to get involved in your City government have been added to our Get Engaged web page. Check it out and get involved: www.winchesterva.gov/getengaged.

📢 Today's issue of CitE-News is now available online: winchesterva.gov/enews/archives. Check it out and stay informed about City of Winchester news, events and more. You can also subscribe to have CitE-News delivered to your inbox every Wednesday at the above link. ... See MoreSee Less

📢 Todays issue of CitE-News is now available online: http://winchesterva.gov/enews/archives. Check it out and stay informed about City of Winchester news, events and more. You can also subscribe to have CitE-News delivered to your inbox every Wednesday at the above link.

Updated: The VA Employment Commission will host a JOB FAIR for 2020 Census Interviewer positions on Monday, February 24 from 9 am-1 pm at 419 N. Cameron St. (2nd floor). NOTE: There are requirements to complete prior to the event. Visit www.vawc.virginia.gov and search for job #1781271. ... See MoreSee Less

Updated: The VA Employment Commission will host a JOB FAIR for 2020 Census Interviewer positions on Monday, February 24 from 9 am-1 pm at 419 N. Cameron St. (2nd floor). NOTE: There are requirements to complete prior to the event. Visit www.vawc.virginia.gov and search for job #1781271.

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Did you mean to say February 24th since its actually February?

Thanks!

Have you listened to latest episode of the Rouss Review podcast? You can listen on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, and now YouTube. Transcripts are also available at www.winchesterva.gov/rouss-review ... See MoreSee Less

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City of Winchester VA - Local Government

Watch this short video to learn Hands-Only CPR during Heart Month! 💓 Be the lifeline...CPR saves lives. 💓

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Winchester Fire and Rescue Department
February is Heart Month! The Winchester Fire & Rescue Department achieved a 38.10% resuscitation rate in 2019, nearly ten percent higher than the national average last reported in 2016. CPR saves lives! Learn how to do hands-only CPR in under a minute.

Popular songs to time your Hands-Only CPR to (to achieve the 120-BPM compression rate) include "Staying Alive" and "Baby Shark."
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The City Manager's Week In Review report for week ending January 31, 2020 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. Provides an overview of activities/accomplishments of each City department. ... See MoreSee Less

The City Managers Week In Review report for week ending January 31, 2020 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. Provides an overview of activities/accomplishments of each City department.

Check out today's issue of CitE-News for current news, events and more:http://www.icontact-archive.com/archive?c=230480&f=10474&s=11884&m=841593&t=168638b44e426983819123a71a359c3cbbe6922207e5d4515fb38346992e5ab2 ... See MoreSee Less

Check out todays issue of CitE-News for current news, events and more:http://www.icontact-archive.com/archive?c=230480&f=10474&s=11884&m=841593&t=168638b44e426983819123a71a359c3cbbe6922207e5d4515fb38346992e5ab2

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City of Winchester VA - Local Government

Winchester Police Department's first True Crime Podcast, "Defrost," will premiere on March 11. Listen to the hosts discuss what to expect!

Winchester Police Department
DEFROST: Winchester's True Crime with Behan & Smith will premiere March 11. Hear what to expect from the podcast's hosts, Winchester Police Lieutenant Amanda Behan and Detective Craig Smith!
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Can't wait to listen!!

How can we listen if we dont use apple?

📢 Round 2 (of 2) of the City's 2019-2020 Leaf Collection Season is now complete! The leaves collected 🍂🍁 will be composted at City Yards for future use. www.winchesterva.gov/public-works/leaf-collection ... See MoreSee Less

📢 Round 2 (of 2) of the Citys 2019-2020 Leaf Collection Season is now complete! The leaves collected 🍂🍁 will be composted at City Yards for future use. https://www.winchesterva.gov/public-works/leaf-collection

Beginning this week through April 10, 2020 (weather permitting), VDOT’s contractor will conduct traffic counts in several areas of the city. The traffic information to be collected by these counts is important for management of the road network and required reporting of traffic volume information to the federal government. More info and list of streets:
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Beginning this week through April 10, 2020 (weather permitting), VDOT’s contractor will conduct traffic counts in several areas of the city. The traffic information to be collected by these counts is important for management of the road network and required reporting of traffic volume information to the federal government. More info and list of streets:
https://www.winchesterva.gov/vdot-conduct-traffic-counts-city

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I can tell you on my way to work everyday i am surrounded by people from West Virginia. Its concerning that West Virginians have to come to another state to work and shop.

TRAFFIC REMINDER FOR #I81 – Brief closures (30 min or less) overnight on Monday, 1/27 and Wednesday, 1/29 nights. Traffic stoppages allow placement of bridge beams near MM312 in Frederick County. The county has details on the project here: bit.ly/30SkzDr. ... See MoreSee Less

TRAFFIC REMINDER FOR #I81 – Brief closures (30 min or less) overnight on Monday, 1/27 and Wednesday, 1/29 nights. Traffic stoppages allow placement of bridge beams near MM312 in Frederick County. The county has details on the project here: http://bit.ly/30SkzDr.

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Thank you for the photos! It's exciting to see the progress. It will give great access and help on the traffic flow into the city.

Let me guess, for a new sub division 🙄🙄🙄🙄

NO exits off 81?

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The City of Winchester invites you to come join our team! The City has an outstanding strategic plan that includes goals and objectives, a clear vision, and a culture of collaboration. We are recruiting for an Engineer in the Stormwater division of our Public Services Department.
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The City of Winchester invites you to come join our team!  The City has an outstanding strategic plan that includes goals and objectives, a clear vision, and a culture of collaboration.  We are recruiting for an Engineer in the Stormwater division of our Public Services Department.
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/winchesterva/jobs/2689111/engineer-stormwater?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

The City Manager's Week In Review report for week ending January 24, 2020 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. ... See MoreSee Less

The City Managers Week In Review report for week ending January 24, 2020 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review.

4 weeks ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

The Winchester Fire & Rescue study public input session has been rescheduled for Monday, February 10 at 6-8 pm in the Jim Barnett Park Rec Center Social Hall. This is a structured program led by the consultant. There will be an opportunity to take the survey and ask questions.The WFRD's Public Input Session that was previously scheduled for January 21 has been rescheduled for Monday, February 10 from 6-8 p.m. and will be held in the Active Living Center at Jim Barnett Park. Read the original story here: www.winchesterva.gov/winchester-fire-and-rescue-department-host-public-input-session ... See MoreSee Less

The Winchester Fire & Rescue study public input session has been rescheduled for Monday, February 10 at 6-8 pm in the Jim Barnett Park Rec Center Social Hall. This is a structured program led by the consultant. There will be an opportunity to take the survey and ask questions.

4 weeks ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

FYI: I-81 lane closures are scheduled for Crossover Blvd bridge construction starting on Monday, January 27.IMPORTANT NOTICE: I-81 LANE CLOSURES AND SLOW ROLLS WILL BE PART OF CROSSOVER BOULEVARD BRIDGE WORK. Watch for road signs to be posted. Read the full release: ow.ly/4UgU50xXoGm ... See MoreSee Less

FYI: I-81 lane closures are scheduled for Crossover Blvd bridge construction starting on Monday, January 27.Image attachment

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Noah Lizer for awareness with IPPE

2020 Census: DID U KNOW? The Census Bureau is bound by Title 13 of the U.S. Code to keep your information confidential. It cannot be shared with anyone...including other government agencies.The Census Bureau keeps your personal information safe and secure. By law, it cannot be shared with other government agencies, law enforcement, or landlords.... ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

Coming soon! New true crime podcast from Winchester Police.‼️Attention, true crime podcast lovers ‼️ Lt. Amanda Behan and Detective Craig Smith of the Winchester Police Department have an important message for you - starting in March, they'll be hosting their very own true crime podcast titled DEFROST that will cover Winchester's cold cases!

“We’re very excited to produce this new podcast,” stated host Lt. Amanda Behan, who researched cases and played an integral role in developing show content. “It will provide our listeners with popular true crime content that they can feel attached to as residents. More importantly, it has the potential to help the WPD reopen cold cases and find new information that can bring closure to both the cases and the families of the victims.”

Stay tuned for details and listen to the show on the Rouss Review SoundCloud/iTunes accounts starting in March!

www.winchesterpolice.org/news/winchester-police-lieutenant-host-true-crime-podcast
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Coming soon! New true crime podcast from Winchester Police.

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Aly Boriboune.....look local stories😄

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The City Manager's Week In Review report for week ending January 17, 2020 is now available online. Check it out for an overview of activities and services provided by City departments over the past week. www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. ... See MoreSee Less

The City Managers Week In Review report for week ending January 17, 2020 is now available online. Check it out for an overview of activities and services provided by City departments over the past week. www.winchesterva.gov/week-review.

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday on January 15th and MLK Jr. Day on the 20th, local historian and City Planning Director Tim Youmans (better known in the podcast world as Tim Y the History Guy) dedicated his Rouss Review segment (week of 1/15/2020) to important Civil Rights leaders in Winchester. Take a listen to the Winchester 101 segment now!

You can also listen to Tim Y's ever-growing catalog of history lessons on The Rouss Review's SoundCloud account or stream on Apple Podcasts. Fresh episodes of the Rouss Review are uploaded each Thursday at 5 p.m. following the Tuesday night City Council meetings. More info @ the 🔗 www.winchesterva.gov/rouss-review
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Fascinating local history 💗

Snow Plan A now in affect for the city. Get these types of alerts via text, phone or email at www.winchesterva.gov/getalerts (opt-in under “subscriptions” when creating an account. ... See MoreSee Less

Snow Plan A now in affect for the city. Get these types of alerts via text, phone or email at www.winchesterva.gov/getalerts (opt-in under “subscriptions” when creating an account.

The Planning Commission will hold a site plan public hearing for the old hospital redevelopment project on Tuesday, January 21 (3 pm, Rouss City Hall, Council Chambers). The purpose of the public hearing and discussion at the Planning Commission meeting is to determine if the developer has complied with the Council-approved Conditional Use Permit (CUP). Once that has been determined, then City staff will sign off on final plan review and the plan will be signed by the Planning Director as done with all site plans. It will not have to go back to City Council for discussion or approval. ... See MoreSee Less

The Planning Commission will hold a site plan public hearing for the old hospital redevelopment project on Tuesday, January 21 (3 pm, Rouss City Hall, Council Chambers). The purpose of the public hearing and discussion at the Planning Commission meeting is to determine if the developer has complied with the Council-approved Conditional Use Permit (CUP). Once that has been determined, then City staff will sign off on final plan review and the plan will be signed by the Planning Director as done with all site plans. It will not have to go back to City Council for discussion or approval.Image attachment

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The Planning Commission approved the site plan.

Site plan for? What am I missing?

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Mayor Smith along with several local officials met with the Consulate from the Guatemala Embassy today. 🇬🇹 ... See MoreSee Less

Mayor Smith along with several local officials met with the Consulate from the Guatemala Embassy today. 🇬🇹

In this week's episode of The Rouss Review podcast, "Tim Y the History Guy" details the contributions of local Civil Rights leaders to the national Civil Rights Movement in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday on January 15 and MLK Day on January 20.
soundcloud.com/roussreview/civil-rights-leaders-in-winchester/s-XRJgw

New episodes of The Rouss Review are uploaded to SoundCloud and iTunes on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 5:00 p.m. www.winchesterva.gov/rouss-review
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In this weeks episode of The Rouss Review podcast, Tim Y the History Guy details the contributions of local Civil Rights leaders to the national Civil Rights Movement in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.s birthday on January 15 and MLK Day on January 20. 
https://soundcloud.com/roussreview/civil-rights-leaders-in-winchester/s-XRJgw

New episodes of The Rouss Review are uploaded to SoundCloud and iTunes on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 5:00 p.m. https://www.winchesterva.gov/rouss-review

Several road closures are planned between January 17-20:
1) Alley parallel to Smithfield Ave
2) S. Washington St
3) Boscawen St
Details: www.winchesterva.gov/public-works/current-road-closures.
📢Receive a text, email or phone message when road closures are scheduled. Sign up for the City's notification system and OPT-IN (under "Subscriptions") at www.winchesterva.gov/getalerts.
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Several road closures are planned between January 17-20: 
1) Alley parallel to Smithfield Ave
2) S. Washington St
3) Boscawen St
Details: https://www.winchesterva.gov/public-works/current-road-closures. 
📢Receive a text, email or phone message when road closures are scheduled. Sign up for the Citys notification system and OPT-IN (under Subscriptions) at www.winchesterva.gov/getalerts.

Our Emergency Management Department is keeping an eye on the predicted hazardous weather headed our way this weekend. Snow accumulations are now expected to be under 1,” temperatures will dip into the mid-20s, and wind chills will dip into the teens. Temperatures are expected to rise Saturday night into the mid to upper 30s with Sunday being a partly cloudy day. (Source: National Weather Service) ... See MoreSee Less

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Stay cozy and warm and safe at home!

Today's issue of CitE-News has arrived. This issue is packed with important City of Winchester info you need to know. Subscribe and view today's newsletter at www.winchesterva.gov/enews. ... See MoreSee Less

Todays issue of CitE-News has arrived. This issue is packed with important City of Winchester info you need to know. Subscribe and view todays newsletter at www.winchesterva.gov/enews.

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Where would we find information on the water main replacement work? I came home to crew outside my house with no warning and water that is undrinkable 🤔

The Rouss Review podcast kicks off its second season tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. 😎 We've got a full show for our season premiere! As always, stream on SoundCloud or Apple Podcasts. More info @ winchesterva.gov/rouss-review ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to John Handley High School teacher Julia Kogut and local Parkinson's awareness advocate Cheryl Reames for receiving Mayor David Smith's inaugural Excellence Award. Their quiet but impactful service to the community deserved to be recognized!
www.winchesterva.gov/mayors-excellence-award-nomination-form
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Congratulations to John Handley High School teacher Julia Kogut and local Parkinsons awareness advocate Cheryl Reames for receiving Mayor David Smiths inaugural Excellence Award. Their quiet but impactful service to the community deserved to be recognized!
www.winchesterva.gov/mayors-excellence-award-nomination-form

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Congratulations and well deserved 👍👏😍🎉

Congratulations and thank you for all you do!

Congratulations 🎉

Congrats!

Mayor Smith presented his 2019 annual report video last night at the January 14, 2020 Council meeting. Watch to the end for some bloopers that are sure to make you 😄! ... See MoreSee Less

A true public servant is always willing to help others, no matter the need or how simple the task. He/she instinctively serves, leads by example and inspires others to do the same.
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Following last night's Council meeting, Winchester Police Department Officer C. Slonaker stepped up to help JKES staff put away over 300 chairs. After a few minutes, others followed her lead and helped out with the task. Officer Slonaker personifies the WPD motto: "Service. Integrity. Teamwork." 💙

#leadership #inspiration #leadbyexample #winchestervapolice #winchesterva #teamwork #publicservice #goldenrule
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A true public servant is always willing to help others, no matter the need or how simple the task. He/she instinctively serves, leads by example and inspires others to do the same. 
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Following last nights Council meeting, Winchester Police Department Officer C. Slonaker stepped up to help JKES staff put away over 300 chairs. After a few minutes, others followed her lead and helped out with the task. Officer Slonaker personifies the WPD motto: Service. Integrity. Teamwork. 💙

#leadership #inspiration #leadbyexample #winchestervapolice #winchesterva #teamwork #publicservice #goldenrule

Check out the ways you can get engaged in your local government (updated regularly): www.winchesterva.gov/getengaged. Have ideas for improving the Get Engaged web page? Let us know! ... See MoreSee Less

Check out the ways you can get engaged in your local government (updated regularly): www.winchesterva.gov/getengaged. Have ideas for improving the Get Engaged web page? Let us know!

1 month ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

⚠UPDATE (1/17/2020): The public input meeting on 1/21/2020 has been postponed. See WFRD message below.
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FYI: Winchester Fire and Rescue Study public input session is scheduled for January 21 at 6 pm in the Jim Barnett Park Rec Center.

Winchester Fire and Rescue Department
‼ ⚠ UPDATE: At the request of the consulting firm, the site visit from ESCI and subsequently the Public Input Session scheduled for January 21 has been POSTPONED providing additional time for the consultant to analyze year-end data. We will notify the public once a new date has been set (survey coming soon). ⚠ ‼

Chief William Garrett invites residents of the City of Winchester to attend and provide feedback at the upcoming public input session that will kick off a study of the Winchester Fire and Rescue Department by ESCI. The public input session will start promptly at 6:00 p.m. on January 21st in the Lord Fairfax Room at Jim Barnett Park. More details at www.winchesterva.gov/winchester-fire-and-rescue-department-host-public-input-session
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Reminder: The City Council meetings location on Tuesday, January 14 (6 pm) has been moved to John Kerr Elementary School, 427 Meadow Branch Ave. Use our new portal to review the agenda packet: winchesterva.civicweb.net/Portal/. Mayor Smith will also be presenting his annual report video and 2019 Excellence Awards at this meeting. ... See MoreSee Less

Reminder: The City Council meetings location on Tuesday, January 14 (6 pm) has been moved to John Kerr Elementary School, 427 Meadow Branch Ave. Use our new portal to review the agenda packet: https://winchesterva.civicweb.net/Portal/. Mayor Smith will also be presenting his annual report video and 2019 Excellence Awards at this meeting.

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Just remember, it was great getting approval for the to a resolution from the city but then again she’s not elected Official, so I’m not sure why it was up to her. There will be elections in the future so keep that in mind for these individuals who don’t act or care about your rights And for those who fail to do any action or in action in regards to the Fire Chief. There seems to be a lot of inefficiencies coming out of the city manager office that are making some of these city council members look like idiots.

The City Manager's Week In Review report for week ending January 10, 2020 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. Check it out for a overview of what each City department accomplished last week. ... See MoreSee Less

The City Managers Week In Review report for week ending January 10, 2020 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. Check it out for a overview of what each City department accomplished last week.

1 month ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

UPDATE: Power at the Rec Center has been restored. Services (except the indoor pool) will return to normal at 3:30 pm.
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FYI: Power outage at Jim Barnett Park has closed the indoor pool and some services. See below.UPDATE (3:15 pm): Power has been restored and services will return to normal at 3:30 pm. Indoor pool will remain closed today.
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An auto crash has caused a power outage in and around Jim Barnett Park. Until power is restored, the indoor pool and some services will be limited. Please call 540-662-4946 for an update before heading to the Rec Center. We'll post when power is back on and services return to normal.
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UPDATE: Power at the Rec Center has been restored. Services (except the indoor pool) will return to normal at 3:30 pm.
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FYI: Power outage at Jim Barnett Park has closed the indoor pool and some services. See below.

1 month ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

Thank you to area officers for all you do to keep our community safe. 💙

Winchester Police Department
Happy National Law Enforcement Day to all of the law enforcement officers out there. We're grateful for each and every one of our amazing officers that serves the beautiful city of Winchester!
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Thank you all. Be safe.

Erica

January 15 = Last day of the 2019 Yard Waste Collection Season and final Christmas tree curbside collection day. The 2020 Yard Waste Collection Season will begin March 18. More info: www.winchesterva.gov/public-works/refuse ... See MoreSee Less

January 15 = Last day of the 2019 Yard Waste Collection Season and final Christmas tree curbside collection day. The 2020 Yard Waste Collection Season will begin March 18. More info: www.winchesterva.gov/public-works/refuse

Meeting Location Change: The City Council meetings on Tuesday, January 14 have been moved to the John Kerr Elementary School, 427 Meadow Branch Ave. The agenda is available online at winchesterva.civicweb.net/Portal. ... See MoreSee Less

Meeting Location Change: The City Council meetings on Tuesday, January 14 have been moved to the John Kerr Elementary School, 427 Meadow Branch Ave. The agenda is available online at https://winchesterva.civicweb.net/Portal.

Today's issue of CitE-News has arrived. Check it out to day up to date on City of Winchester news, events, services and more. You can also subscribe to have CitE-News delivered to your inbox every Wednesday at www.winchesterva.gov/enews. ... See MoreSee Less

Todays issue of CitE-News has arrived. Check it out to day up to date on City of Winchester news, events, services and more. You can also subscribe to have CitE-News delivered to your inbox every Wednesday at www.winchesterva.gov/enews.

All ❄️Snow Plans❄️ have been deactivated. Please remember to clear your sidewalk so our pedestrians and students have a safe route to their destination. Thx!😃 ... See MoreSee Less

All ❄️Snow Plans❄️ have been deactivated. Please remember to clear your sidewalk so our pedestrians and students have a safe route to their destination. Thx!😃

Updated: City of Winchester government offices are opening on a two-hour delay. Rouss City Hall will open at 10 am. Jim Barnett Park Rec Center and their No School Day program will open at 10 am. WinTran routes are on schedule. ... See MoreSee Less

Updated: City of Winchester government offices are opening on a two-hour delay. Rouss City Hall will open at 10 am. Jim Barnett Park Rec Center and their No School Day program will open at 10 am. WinTran routes are on schedule.

Winchester Public Schools are CLOSED today (1/8). ... See MoreSee Less

Winchester Public Schools are CLOSED today (1/8).

Updated: We’re currently operating in Snow Plan B. All primary roads are clear and crews are working on the secondary roads. Learn more about the City’s Snow Plans at www.winchesterva.gov/public-works/snow-policy-procedures. ... See MoreSee Less

Updated: We’re currently operating in Snow Plan B. All primary roads are clear and crews are working on the secondary roads. Learn more about the City’s Snow Plans at http://www.winchesterva.gov/public-works/snow-policy-procedures.

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UPDATED: City facilities will close at 1 pm today (1/7/2020) due to inclement weather. The last WinTran buses will run at 1 pm and then close at 1:30 pm. Jim Barnett Park Rec Center will close at 1:30 pm (child care at 2:30 pm). Call Park programs scheduled after 1:30 pm are canceled. Be safe! ... See MoreSee Less

UPDATED: City facilities will close at 1 pm today (1/7/2020) due to inclement weather. The last WinTran buses will run at 1 pm and then close at 1:30 pm. Jim Barnett Park Rec Center will close at 1:30 pm (child care at 2:30 pm). Call Park programs scheduled after 1:30 pm are canceled. Be safe!

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Thats what I read ok

♻️RECYCLING collection change♻️: Due to weather, the recycling crew has had to stop collection activities today. The areas that were not collected today will be collected tomorrow (Wednesday, Jan. 8). As of now, yard waste collection (and undecorated Christmas tree curbside collection 🌲) is on schedule for this Wednesday. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you.

Holly Cornwell Lara Wiswesser-Rogers Bobe Dabeska Sullivan

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So pretty!

Pretty

Snowing hard in Old Town Winchester! ❄️ Stay informed and sign up for the City’s notification system to receive a text, email or phone message when the City activates a Snow Plan, closes facilities/offices/services due to weather, and more. Create an account and opt in under “subscriptions” at www.winchesterva.gov/getalerts. ... See MoreSee Less

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Emily Smith time to go home

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Winc. Public Schools are closed today due to weather. ‪Winchester Parks & Rec’s No School Day child care program will open at 9 am. Bring a packed lunch. www.winchesterva.gov/parks/after-school-programs-and-summer-camp... See MoreSee Less

Winc. Public Schools are closed today due to weather. ‪Winchester Parks & Rec’s No School Day child care program will open at 9 am. Bring a packed lunch. http://www.winchesterva.gov/parks/after-school-programs-and-summer-camp‬

‪Snow will begin mid-morning today (1/7) & last thru late afternoon. Temperatures will remain around freezing. Expected snowfall total: 1”-2” (snow could come in heavy burst at times). Overnight temperatures will be in the low 30’s with windchill in the low 20’s. Wednesday: high 30’s, gusty winds, no precipitation.‬ ... See MoreSee Less

‪Snow will begin mid-morning today (1/7) & last thru late afternoon. Temperatures will remain around freezing. Expected snowfall total: 1”-2” (snow could come in heavy burst at times). Overnight temperatures will be in the low 30’s with windchill in the low 20’s. Wednesday: high 30’s, gusty winds, no precipitation.‬

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They change to total to 3-5 inches

The City Manager's Week In Review report for week ending January 3, 2020 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. ... See MoreSee Less

The City Managers Week In Review report for week ending January 3, 2020 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review.