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Snow on the Ground, Ice a Worry — But So Far So Good

by ARLnow.com December 13, 2010 at 7:30 am 1,081 8 Comments

Arlington residents are waking up to the winter’s first dusting of snow in the county. They’re also waking up to potentially slick streets.

Temperatures have been hovering around freezing, raising the possibility that roads wet from yesterday’s rains could freeze. Last night VDOT began treating bridges, ramps and other freeze-prone stretches of road with salt, as a precaution.

So far, however, it would seem that ice is not a factor in the morning commute. No significant accidents have been reported as of 7:30 this morning and there are currently no major delays on local highways.

  • Katie

    8:13 am Arlington Alert: Columbia Pike “had been” closed in both directions due to Fire Dept activity. Expect delays.

    • PikeHoo

      Any idea on what was going on there? There were at least 3 fire trucks and 2 police cars when I went by. It looked like something was going on at the dumpy building to the left of the Broiler (if you are staring at it).

      • Frenchy B

        Whew! I was getting worried that The Broiler might have burned down.

        • Katie

          Great. Now I have a cheesesteak craving.

        • PikeHoo

          You can neither burn the Broiler nor the calories consumed at the Broiler.

  • NorthAdams

    66 and 395 are both clear and dry yet people are driving 50 mph. what gives?

    • Lola

      People around here always drive slow like that, then they hop onto the Dr. Gridlock discussions and complain about “dangerous” drivers who weave in and out of lanes. Um, drivers wouldn’t have to weave if those slow ones stayed on the back streets and off highways altogether or if they’d move to the right hand land instead of holding up passing vehicles on the left.

  • rft

    395 today was the best commute ever

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