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Morning Notes

Vehicles use the I-66 Express Lanes by the Vienna Metro station tracks (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Memorial Created for Teen Killed in Crash — “The uncle of a teenage girl killed in a fiery crash in northern Virginia said she just left church service and was heading to eat with her brother and friends when the deadly collision occurred. Henry Zarco brought a stuffed teddy bear, flowers and a balloon” to the crash site on Burke Centre Parkway. [FOX5]

Telegraph Road Ramp Closes in Newington — “The ramp from Telegraph Road (Route 611) to southbound Fairfax County Parkway (Route 286) will be closed from 10 a.m. Thursday, July 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 31 for stormwater pipe repairs…Drivers are asked to follow posted detour signs.” [VDOT]

Homeless Resident Advocates Meet in Reston — “Advocates for Fairfax County’s unhoused population joined local faith leaders and elected officials on a wooded hill in Reston last week to show their support to the residents of the homeless encampment located there. It was also an opportunity for the residents to share their personal stories.” [Patch]

Former Herndon Resident Sentenced to Prison — “Former Herndon resident Vincent Sarikey, 35, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to 25 years in prison for producing child sexual abuse material, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.” [Patch]

On-Road Bicycle Lanes Coming to Reston — “VDOT has notified the county that Glade Drive in Reston is scheduled to be repaved this week, weather permitting, between Sunrise Vally Drive and Reston Parkway. The project includes adding bikes lanes to provide a connection between Sunrise Valley Drive’s side path, the Fairfax County Parkway Trail and the Turquoise Trail.” [Hunter Mill District News]

New Lorton Police Station and Animal Shelter Almost Done — “The new Lorton District Police Station and Fairfax County Animal Shelter — Lorton Campus are expected to open sometime in September 2023, according to Fairfax County officials. Construction of the $33 million facility…began back in March 2021.” [On the MoVe]

Virginia Allows Blood Type on Driver’s License — “Virginians can now choose to indicate their blood type to include on their driver’s license, an effort designed to assist first responders in the event of an emergency…The new initiative was prompted by legislation, patroned by state Sen. George Barker, that was passed during the recent General Assembly session.” [Gazette Leader]

Wolf Trap Welcomes “Jurassic Park” This Weekend — “Steven Spielberg’s iconic blockbuster ‘Jurassic Park’ (1993) celebrates its 30th anniversary this summer. This Saturday, the National Symphony Orchestra performs the score live for a screening at Wolf Trap.” In an interview, NSO Pops Conductor Steven Reineke marvels at how “the movie holds up so well.” [WTOP]

It’s Thursday — There’s a likelihood of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm today, despite a predominantly sunny day with highs around 88°F. The odds for precipitation are set at 40%. At night, showers and thunderstorms are possible, mainly before 2am. The night will be mostly cloudy with a low around 71°F. Precipitation chances rise to 70%. [Weather.gov]