County Snow Crews Gearing Up for Storm

by ARLnow.com January 25, 2011 at 4:40 pm 2,055 11 Comments

Arlington County snow crews are finalizing plans to tackle the winter storm that’s predicted to hit the region tomorrow evening.

Employees from the county’s Water Sewer Streets Bureau will be divided up into two teams that will work 12-hour, round-the-clock shifts starting tomorrow before the storm’s arrival.

Snow-clearing equipment will be readied tomorrow morning, with crews getting on the road by mid-afternoon, according to Department of Environmental Services spokeswoman Myllisa Kennedy.

County plows will continue clearing roads throughout the overnight hours, Kennedy said.

  • North Adams Snob

    Run for the hills. Er. Maybe run for Whole Foods!

    • CadeTyler

      Avoid Whole Foods at all costs. During the last Snowmageddon, it was full of couples panic buying Tofu while I was stocking up on fancy beer.

      • KalashniKEV

        Avoiding Whole Foods is good advice year-round.

        • CrystalMikey

          So true…I can’t believe the amount of people that place pulls in.

  • The Dope of South Arlington

    Barbara Donnellan knows her ass is on the line after her performance during the recent ice storm.

  • G

    I wonder if the county’s failure to spread salt on the steep hills in Arlington Forest has anything to do with the fact that once the snow/ice melts it will flow directly into four mile run. Not that much can survive in that stream anyway…

    • Mr. Crayfish

      Yeah, there isn’t much life in that stream anymore.

      • mehoo

        Actually, I’ve done some volunteer stream monitoring for 4MR, and it’s doing okay for an urban stream. Not great, but not terrible. Many fish that would be there breed elsewhere, so it’s not 4MR that is the problem. The stream is stocked with fish every spring and they last a few months until they are fished out.

        But as G noted, salt is a terrible thing to do to a stream and the Chesapeake, not to mention your plants, roads and bridges, and your car’s undercarriage.

  • NorthAdams

    395 already salted.
    Whole foods at 5 Pm was great. Cashiers were idling!!!
    Wilson Blvd a mess of traffic.

  • jellyBean

    Brace yourself! Columbia forest has steep hills too… I just dont drive my van when theres even an inch… Hopefully we get some GOOD ACCUMULATION!!! WHOO HOO!

  • ArlBlueSky

    Anyone see any evidence of COUNTY salt/plow trucks?

    I’m not talking about VDOT. State roads were/are in fine shape.


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