New I-66 tolls climbed to $34.50 on Monday; Frederick, Maryland UPS facility fire damages trucks, trailer and packages

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Tuesday, Dec. 5.

To travel from the Beltway to Washington, D.C., yesterday, some commuters had to pay I-66‘s peak toll price of $34.50. According to The Washington Post, at 5:36 a.m. the toll only cost $4.50, but by 8:36 a.m had tacked on an additional $30.
(The Washington Post)

10 UPS trucks, one trailer and several packages were destroyed in a fire that started at a UPS facility in Frederick, Maryland, on Monday around 11:21 p.m. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

After presenting their plan at the State Water Commission in Richmond last week, Dominion Energy continues to encourage lawmakers to allow them to bury coal ash underground at each of its facilities—one of them being Possum Point. Currently, the company has 30 million tons of coal ash in ponds across four sites, and their new approach involves draining those ponds and filling them with dirt and grass to cover the waste product below.

Three preliminary hearings calling for recounts in the most recent Virginia House of Delegates race will take place this week.

Pentagon Row is now home to Club Pilates (1101 S. Joyce Street), a fitness studio that held a soft opening this past weekend. A grand opening will be held Jan. 6.
(ARL Now)

Grant Hill, the retired NBA player who once wore jerseys for the Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers, retired his South Lakes High School jersey in a ceremony this past weekend. More details can be found via The Washington Post, here.
(Reston Now)