Press Club

VIDEO: Arlington Gives a Peek Into its Assault on ‘Snowzilla’

Arlington County has released a behind-the-scenes look at its battle against “Snowzilla” last month.

With the help of snowplows, a snow melting machine and other equipment, workers cleared 2.37 million cubic yards from area streets during the January blizzard. That’s enough to fill 47 football fields with 30 feet of snow.

But “fatigue becomes a big issue,” Mark Gundersen, the county’s operations manager, said in the video. Snow removal crews worked 12-hour shifts for seven consecutive days, he noted.

“We have great pride in all our staff,” Gundersen said. “The staff has great pride in what they do, and it shows in their work.”

Snowzilla Graphic (Image via YouTube/Arlington County)

Image via YouTube/Arlington County

Recent Stories

The $15 million newly renovated Jennie Dean Park is reopening to the public this weekend, complete with a motorcycle parade, live music, and a celebration of local baseball history. The…

Join Poppyseed Rye for weekend breakfast starting May 21 with an expanded menu including quiche, breakfast paninis and more.

A 4 BD/3.5 BA renovated home with double ovens, gas fireplace and stone patio is included in Open Houses.

It’s going to be a scorcher this weekend, but that’s not likely to stop a series of outdoor events planned in Arlington. Four events in particular will prompt road closures,…

×

Subscribe to our mailing list