Loud noises, vibrations possible near Quantico during base training

Saturday, March 31 could be louder than normal for people who live near Marine Corps Base Quantico in Prince William County, Virginia. The base will be holding a live-fire and demolition training from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. File. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)(AP/Cliff Owen)

Vibrations, illuminations and loud noises are possible in Prince William County, Virginia, in the next few weeks as training gets underway at Marine Corps Base Quantico.

The Marine Corps say that those in the area of the base may experience various noises and lights that will vary depending on the “atmospheric conditions” and changes to the natural sound barriers.

Training will take place at the following times and dates, according to Marine Corps Base Quantico:

  • Jan. 24 from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 27 from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 29 from 8 a.m. to midnight
  • Jan. 30 from 12:01 a.m. to midnight
  • Jan. 31 from 12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Feb. 7 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Prince William County Police Tweeted out a reminder of a “noise advisory” ahead of the training sessions that start on Friday:

Valerie Bonk

Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas. 

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