Rain, Wind Causes Scattered Problems

by ARLnow.com March 7, 2011 at 6:30 am 1,657 9 Comments

Miserable weather led to scattered problems across Arlington last night.

Steady rains caused some localized flooding in parts of the county. Police reportedly had to block off 11th Street at North Kennebec Street last night due to water in the roadway. A big pool of standing water also caused a traffic hazard on the northbound lanes of Glebe Road, just before Wilson Boulevard.

Local streams filled with fast-moving water as a result of the rain. This video shows a normally-peaceful section of Four Mile Run that turned into a raging rapid near Shirlington.

Elsewhere in Arlington, gusty winds brought down trees and power lines.

A brief period of sleet, meanwhile, made its way through the area around midnight. There was no noticeable accumulation in Arlington.

  • borf

    Higher flow, but hardly the raging rapid.

    • BrownFlipFlops

      Yeah. Show me park benches and bridge decks in the trees like last year (two, three, years ago?), and I’ll affix the “raging” tag.

    • borf

      Thanks, fake borf.

      -the real borf

  • Southeast Ben

    That sounds like a Tampax advertisement.

  • shirley

    i’ve got video of that section up to its banks.

  • CW

    Any weather-watchers out there know the closest area to get significant snow last night? I saw several cars downtown on L street this morning with noteworthy (3″ or so) amounts of snow on them. Did they make it all the way from western maryland? Harrisburg? Just curious where the snow cutoff was if anybody knows.

    • Overgrown Bush

      I also saw several cars with VA tags that had snow on the roof. Front Royal or Winchester maybe?

      • CW

        Yeah, I’d believe it. I felt it drop what seemed like about 20 degrees as soon as the rain started, and I was freezing (though not literally) when I went outside last night. I think some elevation would probably have been enough to put it over the edge to snow.

  • John Andre

    Per WeatherBug, Campbell Elementary recorded 1.62″.


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