Update at 10 p.m. — Arlington Public Schools will be closed Tuesday.
“Because we anticipate hazardous driving and walking conditions on some neighborhood sidewalks and bus stops throughout the County due to freezing tonight, all APS Schools will be closed,” the school system said. School offices will open at 10 a.m.
Arlington County government is currently planning to open on time. The federal government is opening on a two hour delay.
Update for Tue, Jan. 15, 2019: All APS schools Will Be Closed; All Offices Will Open at 10 a.m. Because we anticipate hazardous driving and walking conditions on some neighborhood sidewalks and bus stops throughout the County due to freezing tonight, all APS Schools… pic.twitter.com/iHfvvI8C8q
— Arlington Public Schools (@APSVirginia) January 15, 2019
1/15: Federal agencies in the DC area will OPEN with a 2-hour delay on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Employees should plan to arrive for work no more than 2 hours later than they would be expected to arrive. Employees should visit https://t.co/XNpFS40aXT to confirm their status. pic.twitter.com/drRG2rzDet
— OPM (@USOPM) January 15, 2019
Best advice: Stay off the roads this evening and take it very slowly in the morning. There will be black ice. Crews continue to work residential neighborhoods in Phase 3 but refreeze makes plowing more difficult. #ArlWX https://t.co/JnvPU3tlvu https://t.co/9l6ChO0rdO
— Arlington Department of Environmental Services (@ArlingtonDES) January 15, 2019
Earlier: Arlington Public Schools will likely open on a two-hour delay tomorrow (Tuesday), as forecasters warn of a re-freeze of melting snow on county roads.
The school system announced that it will open schools and offices two hours late “based on the current forecast and conditions for tomorrow morning,” but officials plan to release a final update at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning.
That means any “essential personnel” and food service workers should still report to work on time. However, APS says it will watch for “deteriorating weather and road conditions” overnight and early tomorrow.
County workers are already warning of below-freezing temperatures making roads a bit icy overnight, and forecasters fully expect that to cause more problems tomorrow. County offices, courts, and facilities are set to open as normal tomorrow, however.
Update for Tuesday, January 15, 2019: All APS Schools & Offices Will Open 2 Hours Late
At this time, based on the current forecast and conditions for tomorrow morning, APS plans to open schools and offices two hours late tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/KZvQBniSu0
— Arlington Public Schools (@APSVirginia) January 14, 2019
Drip, drip, drip. Temps into mid-30s around DMV early this afternoon and snow, icicles slowly starting what will be several day melt-off. But refreeze tonight…which will have cause slushy, wet areas to re-freeze. This has implications for schools tomorrow. SchoolCast later…
— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) January 14, 2019
Arlington County government offices, courts, & facilities will open at regular time tomorrow, Tuesday, 01-15-2019. pic.twitter.com/KHg1OWDufs
— Arlington Alert (@arlingtonalert) January 14, 2019
Arlington officials also plan to shift trash collection dates back by one day for the rest of the week, as snow removal continues.
A one-day shift in trash service for the remainder of the week. Regular Monday residential trash pickup will run Tuesday morning, Tuesday routes will run Wednesday etc straight through into Saturday. https://t.co/p0PuSmCOrn
— Arlington Department of Environmental Services (@ArlingtonDES) January 14, 2019
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