Major news and notes from Northern Virginia and beyond
5. Get off
Gasoline prices have been falling since late June and hit a new low at a Woodbridge station on Thursday: $3.99 a gallon.
4. Giant pizzas
Benny’s Pizza, famous for its 28-inch pies, is officially open in its new location in Old Town Manassas.
3. Another hot day
The National Weather Service says today will be another warm day with highs in the low to mid-90s. Take the necessary precautions if doing any outdoor activities today. Stay cool and hydrated and take plenty of breaks. Click here for a detailed forecast by postal code.
2. Fatal accident
A 76-year-old man from Dumfries has died and his passenger was seriously injured in an accident Thursday morning on Route 234 outside Montclair caused by a driver running a red light.
1. AI Traffic Monitoring
State transportation officials are preparing to use an artificial intelligence system that will monitor emerging conditions to predict the impacts of traffic disruptions in northern Virginia and the Fredericksburg metro area.
The Clifton Institute in Warrenton will hold its 27th annual butterfly counting event this Saturday to help North American Butterfly Association scientists monitor butterfly response to climate change, year-to-year weather differences and habitat loss. Click here for more details.