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