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The Snow Begins

by ARLnow.com December 16, 2010 at 10:20 am 1,975 28 Comments

Enjoy it while it lasts. The snow is expected to end around 7:00 tonight.

Two inches of accumulation is expected.

Update at 11:45 a.m. — Be careful out there. We’ve counted at least 10 accidents on Arlington roads and highways since the snow started falling, including one involving a Metrobus (no injuries reported).

Update at 11:50 a.m. — North Veitch Street has been shut down at Lee Highway due to slippery conditions on the hill, which led to a minor accident.

Update at 12:15 p.m. — Seventh Road South has been shut down at South Dinwiddie Street.

  • el fat kid

    we’s all gonna die!

  • mehoo


  • Fresh AIRE

    Use the snow to spot energy opportunities! http://bit.ly/bcXOB1 Be safe out there.

    • Greg

      Great tip.

  • NorthAdams

    salt trucks out all over i-66 this morning. all the way to the western frontier. and yet somehow all the bridges were a tad icy. how does that happen?

    • mehoo

      Basic physics.

    • Maxine LUnn

      Clarndudes – there are like 4,000 Jakes in my kids’ schools – surely there can be 2 Clarendudes. 🙂

      • Maxine LUnn

        NO IDEA how that got posted here – sorry – meant to be silly on my own line.

  • Clarendude

    Wow fresh aire thats COOl! I never thought about that. I am totally looking at my roof tonight.

    • Clarendude

      Hey, you stole my name ! Or are you my long lost relative ?

  • Dude (previously first poster of clarendude above)

    I am a dude in clarendon and just put it together. No stealing intended. for clarification i’ll use the name change above now on.

    • Clarendome

      Welcome to the Clarendome. Two name enter, one name leave.

      – formerly Clarendude (the first one… or second depending on how you are counting)

  • Clarendip

    Oh the possibilities. Clarendad, Clarendup

    • Clarendumbass

      I’d consider myself lucky if my parents had settle for “Clarendip,” but no…

      • Clarendong

        He he.

        • Clarendickhead

          I have nothing to add to this.

          • Claritindude

            Schering-Plough and I are suing all your @$$es for infringement. <>

          • Generic Loratadine Dude

            Haha, you can’t touch me now!

  • Kevin

    Why oh why do people drive with your flashers on? If you have an emergency, put them on and pull over otherwise they shouldn’t be on

    • el fat kid

      think you’re supposed to if you’re unable to maintain the minimum speed limit. (generally 15-20mph below the max.

    • SteelWheeledTrolley

      Yeah, I drove 15 MPH the whole way home on the highway in my big rear wheel drive Mustang, with too much torque and the wrong tires, but no flashers from me 🙂 Lots of pissed of people behind me but that’s the only way I didn’t end up in the ditch.

      • mehoo

        You’re supposed to think you’re invincible and drive like an idiot in the snow. Haven’t you watched SUV drivers?

        • Arlingtonian

          good one!!!

  • CrystalMikey

    Sooooo glad I walk a short, walkable commute. Just going to sit back and watch the news (and Jeff Davis highway from my window). haha

  • Maria

    Parked in the garage at the Vienna Metro station this afternoon and took the train to Ballston instead of driving like I normally do. So worth the rush hour fares I’ll have to pay tomorrow to avoid the snow removal/terrible roads & drivers!

    • Jake55

      Can you leave your car overnight in Metro garages?

  • Maria

    Well, if you can’t, I’ve gotten away with it plenty of times!

    • Maria

      This, of course, was supposed to be a reply to Jake55.


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