Update at 3:30 p.m. — All Arlington Public Schools will be closed Monday, the school system just announced.
APS Alert: All APS schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 14. Essential personnel should report to work at their scheduled time. Extracurricular activities, games, team practices, field trips, adult education classes, and programs on school grounds are canceled.
— Arlington Public Schools (@APSVirginia) January 13, 2019
Earlier: Arlington County snow removal crews have started plowing neighborhood streets as the snowiest D.C. area storm since 2016 starts to wind down.
The county’s Dept. of Environmental Services announced just before 1 p.m. that it had entered “Phase 3” of its snow response, during which crews are “working to widen passage on primary and secondary arterial” streets while “beginning to treat/plow residential streets.”
Crews across Northern Virginia worked throughout the night to keep roads drivable, though officials cautioned against unnecessary travel due to slick conditions.
Virginia State Police said troopers in its Fairfax Division, which includes Arlington, responded to 34 crashes and 52 disabled vehicles since midnight. Statewide, more than 230 crashes were handled by VSP during that timeframe.
“Drivers be advised — looks can be and are deceiving!” state police said. “Highways may appear to be clear, but slick and icy conditions still exist.”
“On the second day of winter weather across northern Virginia, drivers are asked to continue to avoid unnecessary travel for crews to safely clear accumulating snow,” VDOT urged.
In Arlington, all Dept. of Parks and Recreation classes and activities in county and school facilities were canceled today. All county fields and community centers were closed and all other activities at public schools were canceled. Arlington Transit buses, meanwhile, are operating on a limited schedule.
As of 2 p.m., Arlington Public Schools had not yet announced its status for Monday. Another 2-3 inches could fall between 1 p.m. today and just after midnight, according to the National Weather Service, and a Winter Storm Warning remains in effect.
Despite the hazards, the snow produced picturesque scenes around Arlington. More snowy scenes from around town, via social media:
— Christy (@christyvig) January 13, 2019
— Arlington Department of Environmental Services (@ArlingtonDES) January 13, 2019
LOOK AT ALL THIS BEAUTIFUL SNOW! pic.twitter.com/IQknlbNf0Y
— Katie Johnson (@kjon) January 13, 2019
Looking peaceful, Clarendon pic.twitter.com/jU2DLB16Os
— clarendon scene (@ClarendonScene) January 13, 2019
— Tom Mockler (@TomMockler) January 13, 2019
— Dennis Dimick (@ddimick) January 13, 2019
— Jim Collier (@Jimcollierjr) January 13, 2019
Puppers having fun in the snow. Bolonga from @lostdogrescue at 7 Corners facing east on N Fairfax. @capitalweather @ARLnowDOTcom @WTOPinVA @nbcwashington @fox5dc @ABC7News @News4Today pic.twitter.com/e8HufRx1AM
— Circumlocuxon Cannon (@rcannon100) January 13, 2019
UPDATE – Arlington National Cemetery is closed Sunday, January 13, due to snow accumulation. Please monitor our website and social media platforms for our operating status tomorrow. @JBMHHACS@wmata
(U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue, Arlington National Cemetery) pic.twitter.com/OBolVr1exg
— Arlington National Cemetery (@ArlingtonNatl) January 13, 2019
A snow covered @ArlingtonVA after the first round of snow moved in. Photos from the Cherrydale area. #snowstorm #arlington #NOVA #Washington @ARLnowDOTcom @washingtonpost @USATODAY @capitalweather #JamesDingellPhotography pic.twitter.com/VTlzYA91ow
— James Dingell (@JamesDingell) January 13, 2019
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