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
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Statues of Liberty gives thanks this holiday season and grateful for a few things this year.
It’s turkey time. Thanksgiving Eve is upon us and extra revelry can be expected at some local bars tonight, ahead of the holiday. Please be careful on the roads and…
The Optimist Club of Arlington is holding its 76th annual Christmas tree sale!
This year, the tree sale will be held at the Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road). The lot opens for sales on November 25th. The Optimist Club is selling small and large trees ranging from tabletop size to huge 14 foot tall trees! Wreaths, garlands, tree stands, and White House Christmas ornaments will also be for sale.
100% of all proceeds go towards helping Arlington County youth.
For more information, please visit the Arlington Optimists website at https://optimistclubofarlingtonva.org/.
Art House 7 is a small art studio in Arlington – offering instruction in painting, ceramics, sewing and more. We are looking for kind, dedicated people who love both creating and teaching.
Ceramic Teachers are needed to teach wheel-throwing to adults and 6-12th graders and to teach hand building to elementary grades. Classes have 3-8 students.
Drawing teachers are needed to teach either kids or adults. For kids, we offer cartooning, manga or traditional drawing. For adults, we only offer traditional drawing.
Painting teachers are needed to teach either kids or adults. We offer oil, acrylic or watercolor for adults or teens. All elementary classes use acrylic and tempera.
NCE’s Holiday Concert will bring the finest classical masterpieces and holiday favorites together for the whole family. The festivities begin with Leroy Anderson’s classic “Sleigh Ride” and “Chanukkah Festival”, music from the Nutcracker and by J.S. Bach.
Outstanding Young Artist