The expectation of a snow day can be exciting and thrilling, however, for the South Riding Proprietary staff, when it comes to winter, it means being prepared for snow covered roads, icy streets and sidewalks.

During a snow event the best way to reach staff is by email to

So who is responsible for what services? Answering these questions aids in preparation and expectations for all involved.

There are several responsible parties for snow and ice management within the South Riding community. The street responsibility list shows who is responsible for each street.

  • Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is responsible for VDOT maintained streets.
  • South Riding Proprietary (SRP) is responsible for privately owned lanes and alleys, and parking lots.
  • Residents are responsible for their driveways, including the apron and all sidewalks adjacent to their lot.
  • If you live in the apartments or in a condo association within South Riding, contact your management company for responsibilities and expectations.

Business and pleasure travelers please remember you are responsible to clear sidewalks even while you are away. Please be sure to make arrangements for sidewalk snow clearing during your absence. Contract with a local company or ask a neighbor for help. Negotiate the rate of compensation based on snow accumulation or time spent shoveling.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) –    VDOT’s goal is to make all roads passable within 48 hours after a winter storm ends. This does not mean the roads will be cleared “curb to curb” or “down to the asphalt”. For information on tracking VDOT’s progress, please visit  This website allows residents to view VDOT’s mobilization plan for winter weather in detail and shows snow removal progress during and after a storm. The site displays each plow driver’s route, when they start plowing and when they have completed. If you do not see that your road has been plowed or treated in the time frame of their 48 hour goal, or if you have found damage to your, call 1-800-367-7623 or visit to report a problem.

South Riding Proprietary (SRP)- Everyone on the SRP staff is involved in winter weather preparation.  From snow plowing, to logging snow concerns and continuously updating information on and our social media.  The Operations team has dedicated staff for snow plowing on SRP owned streets.  Additionally, SRP contracts with a vendor to supplement. While every storm is different, SRP follows the procedures outlined below.