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‘2 Silos Brewing and Farm Brew Live are excited to announce we will be opening on Wednesday’

From Facebook: 

2SilosBrewing and Farm Brew Live are excited to announce we will be opening on Wednesday, October 25th! Come join us from 11am – 11pm. Enjoy an amazing 2 Silos Beer and try some food from The Pour House tasting room menu or The PIT BBQ. The YARD will feature live music starting at 5pm.”

Photo: 2 Silos Brewing Company

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Davis Ford and Yates Ford roads Traffic Think Tank Survey

As we promised those who attended our Davis Ford and Yates Ford roads Traffic Think Tank, here is the survey where you can give us your opinions on traffic conditions on those roads. 

This week, we’ll post some of the questions and answers that we didn’t have time to address at Thursday night’s meeting, like this one

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‘This system looks potent with potential for a period of heavy, wind swept rain’

Rain clouds and storms will develop on Monday afternoon, into the overnight on Tuesday.  

From the National Weather Service: 

“Quiet wx Sun-Sun night under high pressure. Clouds begin to increase Mon with showers expected by midday on the west and spreading east through the afternoon. Heavy showers with possible t-storms and gusty winds Mon night as cdfnt enters the area. 

Strong front moving through Tuesday is main story in long term. This system looks potent with potential for a period of heavy, wind swept rain ahead of and along the primary cold front. Strong southerly fetch ahead of it should bring copious moisture north, but speed should limit flood concern. Gusty winds possible with very strong low level jet, but most likely any winds of a threatening nature will be limited to the cold frontal passage itself – low topped squalls possibly embedded within larger rain band is the concern. Timing remains a bit uncertain but right now, its favoring the AM.

Breezy and much cooler behind the front, with the coolest days likely Wednesday-Thursday. Some freeze issues are possible, though this cold shot looks very transitory and if it doesn`t align with a good radiational night, it just might be chilly versus freezing. Upper trough plus wraparound moisture might result in a few showers Wednesday as well, especially in the mountains. If its cold enough in the higher terrain, these could well be snow showers. Drying out and moderating Friday with high-pressure building in.”


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Updated: Man missing for two weeks and spotted at Potomac Mills has been found

From police: 

*UPDATE: Mr. Lowery was sighted at the Potomac Mills mall parking lot on October 20 around 11:48am. At the time, he was wearing a white t-shirt, black pants and carrying a black backpack with silver stripes on it. Mr. Lowery also has dragon tattoos on both forearms and frequents Game Stops, comic book and game type stores, dollar stores, as well as, utilizes the Omni-link and PRTC buses for transportation. Anyone with information on Mr. Lowery’s whereabouts is asked to call Prince William County police at 703-792-6500 or your local police department.

Police sent out this notice on Oct. 6.: 

MISSING ENDANGERED ADULT: The Prince William County Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing and endangered adult, Thomas Hendrick LOWERY. The investigation revealed that Thomas walked away from his residence located in the 15800 block Bobolink Dr in Woodbridge (22191) this morning around 9:30AM.Thomas left the residence voluntarily and may be in need of assistance which qualifies him as being endangered. Anyone with information on this person’s whereabouts is asked to call Prince William County police at 703-792-6500 or your local police department.

Thomas Hendrick LOWERY is described as an white male, 40 years of age, 5’08″, 140lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. Thomas was last seen wearing a grey jacket, blue jeans, tennis shoes, and a black back pack with silver stripes

Update 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23

Thomas Lowery has been located in the Manassas area and is safe, according to Prince William County police spokesman Jonathan Perok.

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Davis Ford and Yates Ford roads: ‘I think you know traffic is a lot like water’

Thanks for coming to our Davis Ford and Yates Ford roads Think Tank.

We had more than 60 people come to Simmons Hall at Buckhall Volunteer Fire Station to exchange ideas, and to hear from public officials about improvements that could be made to Davis Ford and Yates Ford roads — a major commuter route between Fairfax and Prince William counties.

We’ve got a recap story in the works, but we wanted to answer a few of the submitted audience questions that we didn’t get a chance to address last night.

Over the coming days, we’ll post those questions and the responses from officials here on Potomac Local.

The first question:

“Should we take measures to encourage measures that tell drivers to use Prince Wiliam Parkway instead of Davis Ford and Yates Ford roads?”

Virginia Department of Transportation Prince William County Liason Richard “Dic” Burke said:


“A lot of speakers tonight talked about fixing the major corridors — Route 28, Route 123, Route 1– and that takes up a lot of money. I think you know traffic is a lot like water. Traffic is going to go the easiest route, so if you make the route better for these major roadways the traffic will go ahead and use it.”

But when it comes to improving the two-lane Davis Ford and Yates Ford roads, there’s limited room to do so without taking private property.

“I think the opportunity here is that you’ve got limited right-of-way, limited lanes with a lot of impacts. That’s the situation that you’re into right here.”

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Indecent exposure reported in Bristow

From police: 

Indecent Exposure – On October 19 at 3:47PM, officers responded to the area of Sir Reynard Ln and Shortbread Way in Bristow (20136) to investigate an indecent exposure. The caller reported to police that she was walking in the above area when she observed an unknown male, possibly a teenager, exposing himself. The caller yelled towards the male who immediately fled on foot. No injuries were reported and no further contact was made.

Suspect Description:

White male, between 14 & 15 years of age, 5’5” with a thin build and short blonde hair

Last seen wearing a light gray sweatshirt

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‘The last day to vote in-person absentee is Saturday, Nov. 4.’

From an email from Prince William County Government: 

People whose work times will exceed 11 hours between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Election Day, voters who have business or will be on vacation outside of the county on Election Day, and voters who have a disability or religious obligations don’t have to miss their opportunity to vote in this year’s General Election. They can vote by absentee ballot instead.

Those who would like to vote absentee by mail can request a ballot be mailed to them. Applications for mailed ballots can be found on the Office of Elections’ website. The application must be received by 5 p.m. on Oct. 31, and the ballot must be completed and returned by 7 p.m. on Election Day.

For those who would rather vote in person, absentee voting is available now at the Office of Elections, 9250 Lee Avenue in Manassas, and the Woodbridge Department of Motor Vehicles located at 2731 Caton Hill Road. Additional in-person absentee voting locations will open on Oct. 23, including:

— Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Drive in Woodbridge

— McCoart Government Center, 1 County Complex Court in Woodbridge

— Haymarket-Gainesville Community Library, 14870 Lightner Road in Haymarket

— Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Road in Bristow

The last day to vote in-person absentee is Saturday, Nov. 4.

Items on this year’s ballot include races for Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General for the state of Virginia and Virginia House of Delegates races.

Visit the Prince William County Office of Elections website at for a complete list of qualifications to vote absentee.

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