Morning Commute: Accidents, Ice, and a Water Main Break

by ARLnow.com December 26, 2012 at 9:40 am 3,407 10 Comments

A serious single vehicle crash on Lee Highway, possibly caused by icy conditions (photo courtesy @CAPT258)(Updated at 10:10 a.m.) Light snow and freezing rain made for a slick commute for those who had to head in to work this morning

There have been numerous accidents reported on local roads and highways, including several on the 1700 block of Lee Highway, near the intersection with N. Scott Street. Among those was a serious one-vehicle crash involving a minivan that ran off the road and into a wall along I-66.

Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 1:00 p.m. In an Arlington Alert, the county asked residents to drive carefully.

“The weather should turn to all rain after 10 AM,” the alert said. “Please drive with caution.”

Meanwhile, a water main break has shut down the eastbound lanes of Columbia Pike at S. Buchanan Street. Repairs are expected to “last into the afternoon.”

Photo courtesy @CAPT258

  • HJ

    After 10AM throw caution to the wind?

    • You raise a good point. We’ll delete that last part of the quote.

  • SHLady

    ouch, that wreck looks bad.

  • CrystalMikey

    The roads don’t worry me in this weather, it’s my fellow drivers that do.

    • 350sbc

      agreed. people need to turn on their headlights, clear their windows of snow, and ensure that their tires are M&S rated (mud and snow). Also, 4×4 != traction.

      • Fedworker

        MD and DC car flippers need not cross the river.

      • SHLady


      • i drove in va and dc this morning, and the number of cars driving in ice and snow, wipers going, without headlights, was staggering. i just don’t get it.

        • Dan

          People are saving their headlights for special occasions !!

  • Sasha

    Perhaps Arlnow can look into why Columbia Pike is suffering so many water main breaks these days? Someone should be held accountable.


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