Google to build two new data centers in Loudoun; 4.1-magnitude Delaware earthquake felt in D.C.

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Friday, Dec. 1.

For $70 million, Google has purchased 148 acres of Loudoun County land with the intention of building two new data centers. Construction will begin some time in 2018.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)

Thursday around 4:45 p.m., a 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck Dover, Delaware, with tremors felt in Philadelphia and D.C. suburbs.

Next week, temperatures will drop to the 30s and 40s with the potential for some snow sightings—mainly flurries—on Wednesday night.
(The Washington Post)

A The Wall Street Journal analysis of the University of Maryland and federal highway data has determined that along all of Interstate 95, the worst bottlenecks are found in Prince William County.
(Prince William Times)

Saturday, Dec. 2, the fourth annual Frost Fest will be held at Pentagon Row, an event that will feature an on-ice firework show, Santa Claus, live entertainment, local artists and more.
(ARL Now)

A new apartment community, VY, will begin leasing in Reston Heights this December. The 385-unit apartment complex features 89,000 square feet of retail and is located at 11830 Sunrise Valley Drive.
(Reston Now)

In a recent report by two environmentalist groups, Dominion Energy sites, including the one at Possum Point, should be able to recycle coal ash rather than bury it underground as it currently does.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended their first official public event together after announcing their engagement earlier this week. For the next six months, the pair plan to tour Britain so Markle can learn about the area ahead of their spring 2018 wedding.