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SALES TAX HOLIDAY: Hurricane season is right around the corner, as well as the severe storms we may encounter in the months ahead. Starting next week, you can make tax-free purchases on emergency supplies and equipment. The Virginia sales tax holiday for hurricane and emergency preparedness equipment will be held on May 25—31, 2015.


Click here to see a list of items exempt from taxes.


You can learn more about preparing for hurricane and flash flooding season by visiting the Virginia Department of Emergency Management website here. Do not wait until a storm is closing in on our region to make a plan and get supplies.



HOLIDAY TRAVEL: We can expect the normal influx of traffic and delays this holiday weekend in our area. If you plan to utilize the 95 Express Lanes on your travels please be aware that there will be several on-road signs to alert drivers of delays, below is a rundown of what you can expect when you head south on 95:


  • Express Lanes travelers will see an advisory sign in advance of the Quantico/Joplin Road exit, which alerts drivers of congestion ahead on the Lanes.  The sign will indicate approximately how far ahead the delays begin, for example “CONGESTION 3 MILES AHEAD”


  • Drivers can use the information on the sign to decide whether to exit the Lanes at Joplin or continue to Garrisonville Road


  • If delays increase, signage before the Joplin Road exit  will advise travelers to exit to the regular lanes using the message “EXIT NOW TO AVOID DELAYS”  

You can learn more about using the Express Lanes this weekend by clicking here. Enjoy the holiday weekend and please stay safe on the roads.


Senator Dick Saslaw

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles will be bringing one of its mobile customer service centers to our area. The DMV 2 GO initiative is a great way for Virginians to take care of any DMV business and for the DMV to better serve customers.


Each mobile-office location will be ready in a convenient location to process any DMV transactions you may have. I wanted to let you know that DMV 2 GO will be in Northern Virginia to serve citizens at the following locations:


Friday, May 8th -- Falls Church City

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

300 Park Avenue, Falls Church, VA  22046


Saturday, May 9th -- Fairfax County

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mason District Park

6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale, 22003


Monday, May 11th -- City of Alexandria

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.    

301 King Street, Alexandria, VA  22314


You can learn more about DMV 2 Go by following this link.



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