In brief

Prince William County news in brief

Sunday, March 6, 2011

New commuter lot prompts change to bus routes

Beginning Monday, all Rosslyn/Ballston OmniRide buses will be rerouted to serve the new commuter parking spaces at First Baptist Church in Woodbridge.

Changes to the Rosslyn/Ballston buses are:

3 No morning service at Prince William Parkway and Malta Street; Prince William Parkway before Sonora Street; and Telegraph Road and Prince William Parkway.

3 No evening service at Telegraph Road and Prince William Parkway and Prince William Parkway and Golansky Boulevard.

The following bus stops will be added:

3 In the mornings, there will be a stop at Minnieville Road and Prince William Parkway.

3 In the evenings, there will be a stop at Minnieville Road after Elm Farm Road.

For information on slugging from the new commuter lot, visit For information about Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission's bus services, call 703-730-6664 or visit

Manassas business receives $10,000 grant

Manassas' Industrial Development Authority recently granted $10,000 to The Things I Love, a shop in the city of Manassas owned by Joanne Wunderly.

The funds, part of a performance agreement between the store and the authority, will assist the business, featuring home accessories and gifts, as it relocates from the walkway across from the train station to the old opera house building on Center Street.

Tornado drill scheduled for Tuesday morning

The Prince William County government will participate in a statewide tornado drill at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday.

The National Weather Service will begin the drill by sending a test tornado warning that will trigger a tone alert and broadcast message on NOAA Weather Radio. Radio and television stations will also broadcast a tone and message about the drill.

If a tornado warning has been issued, a tornado has been sighted or indicated in your area and you should take cover immediately, according to a release issued by Prince William. If indoors, go to the lowest level in a room without windows. If you are outdoors and cannot go inside, crouch in a low position and cover your head.

For information about conducting a tornado drill, visit For information about emergency preparedness, visit

- Compiled by Sarah Lane

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