Four inches of snow has fallen in Arlington, according to the 2 p.m. snowfall total at Reagan National Airport.
The snow has led to slippery roadways and numerous closures. Though above-average temperatures and dogged work by Arlington and VDOT crews has resulted in many main roads being more wet than snow-covered as of mid-afternoon, a number of accidents and spinouts have been reported.
On a hilly stretch between Rosslyn and Courthouse this morning, at least a half dozen vehicles were stuck for upwards of 15 minutes after one driver slid down the hill, according to a witness.
Across the county, firefighters were told this afternoon to put tire chains on their vehicles to help with traction, according to scanner traffic.
Snow will gradually taper off through the evening. Please continue to use caution when travelling. pic.twitter.com/iibU6MUrar
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) March 21, 2018
Photo (top) courtesy Chris Warner