If this was a test run for this weekend’s snowstorm, we didn’t fare well.
Though a thin coating of snow fell across the Arlington area, many drivers found that roads were slick at best, treacherous at worst. Traffic piled up across the county as early as 7 p.m. this evening, and plenty of drivers told us they encountered unsalted, untreated roads.
“Skid fest on Rosslyn hill,” said one reader. “It seems Arlington failed to treat the roads for tonight and an ice layer built on the surface of the road, uphill Rosslyn.”
Another wrote us earlier tonight and said: “The ground is frozen solid. The weather forecasts all predicted an inch or so of snow this evening. Why weren’t the roads treated?”
Here’s a snippet of what some other ARLNow readers reported on Twitter throughout the night:
— Allison Wallach (@allisonlwallach) January 21, 2016
— Russell Imrie (@tweedyBard) January 21, 2016
— Kent Riffert (@KRiffert) January 21, 2016
— Kevin Byrne (@kevin_byrne12) January 21, 2016
— David McKenzie (@dpmckenzie) January 21, 2016
@ARLnowDOTcom Georgetown to NW Arlington took two hours, cars abandoned or stuck all over. Bus stuck on Washington Blvd at Ohio.
— T2Va (@T2Va) January 21, 2016
@ARLnowDOTcom Where are the salt trucks where are the plow is very disappointed in Arlington took one and a half hours to drive 1 mile
— Miriam Cutelis (@momactivist) January 21, 2016
— Stephen Skarlatos (@mydigitallife) January 21, 2016
— Lisa Gibson (@LisaCGibson) January 21, 2016
— Michael Quigg (@MQUIGG44) January 21, 2016
Photo via Michael Thomas
Good Monday evening, Arlington. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. 🕗 News recap The following articles were published earlier today…
Arlington Public Schools has a new internal social media platform for families but its anonymous commenting policy prompted a tense discussion among some School Board members. This year, the school…
An Arlington-based company that helps startup founders turn their ideas into viable ventures has a new permanent home in Rosslyn.
Through Christmas, ART bus trips in peak directions along the I-66 corridor, during rush hour, will be free.
The Arlington Sports Hall of Fame is extremely pleased to announce that our 2023 Annual Induction Dinner, again in partnership with the Better Sports Club of Arlington, will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Knights of Columbus, located at 5115 Little Falls Road, Arlington, Va.
Our dinner will pay tribute to all the honored members of the Hall of Fame and will induct the following six new Class of 2023 inductees, joining the 62 athletes, coaches and contributors who have been inducted into ASHOF since its founding in 1958:
Noel Deskins (Yorktown Class of ’79): Track & Field record-holder & Athlete of the Year at YHS and JMU
Eric Metcalf (O’Connell Class of ’85): Star NFL running back, football and track & field record-holder and Hall of Famer at both O’Connell and the University of Texas
🌟 Calling all adventurous hearts! 🌟
💑 Get ready for an evening of excitement and connection as we present Speed Dating Night at The Renegade in Arlington, VA! 🌆
📅 Mark your calendars for Oct 20th, from 6-9 pm, because