Morning Notes

Vehicles pass Wiehle-Reston East Metro station on the Dulles Toll Road (staff photo by Angela Woolsey).

Lane Closures Lifted Ahead of Labor Day — “To make the most of the Labor Day weekend and remaining summer travel days, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is suspending most highway work zones and lifting most lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia from noon Friday, Sept. 1, until noon Tuesday, Sept. 5.” [VDOT]

Defendants Charged In Violent Crime Conspiracy — “A superseding indictment was unsealed today charging 16 alleged members of a violent crime ring that committed multiple armed carjackings, armed robberies, money laundering, and firearms offenses. Federal law enforcement arrested eight defendants this morning; the remaining defendants were previously arrested.” [FCPD]

County Rescue Team Ready for Hurricane Idalia —“Fairfax County’s Urban Search and Rescue Team, known as Virginia Task Force 1, is in Florida ready to help with recovery from Hurricane Idalia, if needed. Called out by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Task Force 1 is closely monitoring the course of the storm and awaiting orders.” [WTOP]

Dave’s Hot Chicken Opens in Tysons — “The eagerly anticipated Dave’s Hot Chicken restaurant has officially opened its doors to rave reviews in the Tysons Corner area. It’s the first location in Virginia for the fast-growing chain.” [The Burn]

Urgent Care Veterinary Clinic Opens in Vienna — “The first PetMedic Urgent Care Vet Clinic opened its doors today, located at 1497 Cornerside Blvd. in the Dunkin’ plaza, just a short drive from the Tysons Corner shopping center. The practice will be open Wednesday-Saturday.” [Pet Medic]

Reston Tennis Team Wins Big — Reston’s tennis team emerged as the victors of the Northern Virginia Tennis League Championship over the weekend. [Reston Association]

It’s Thursday — The weather forecast predicts a cloudy day, gradually clearing to become mostly sunny with a high near 78 degrees. Along with a northeast wind blowing at 11 to 14 mph and gusts as high as 23 mph during the day, the night will be mostly clear with a low around 60 degrees and a gentle north wind at 7 to 9 mph. []

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