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Photos: Snow Day in Arlington

Arlington’s biggest snowfall in two years is well underway.

As of 2 p.m., the National Weather Service reported an average of around 2 inches of snow in parts of Arlington. National Airport’s official measurement was 1.4 inches, while 2.4 inches was reported near Falls Church.

Across the county, main streets are largely clear but many side streets are snow covered. Traffic was light, as many stayed at home or ventured out on foot to enjoy sledding, snowball fights, or just to take in the snow globe-like scenes.

 

For those looking for good sledding hills, we compiled a number of options in 2015. As a preview of the upcoming results of the Winter 2021 Arlie awards, here are some of the top vote-getters in the “Best Hill to Go Sledding” category.

  • Jamestown Elementary
  • Nottingham Elementary
  • Tuckahoe Elementary
  • Reeves Farmhouse
  • Woodstock Park
  • Dorothy Hamm Middle School
  • Reed School (Westover)
  • Walter Reed Drive / “Superman Hill”

Another 1-2 inches or so of additional accumulation is expected through tonight. Though snow removal crews are out and about, authorities are continuing to caution drivers to stay at home if you don’t have to travel.

As of 2 p.m., Virginia State Police say troopers have responded to hundreds of crashes and disabled vehicles statewide, including 24 disabled vehicles and 16 crashes from its Fairfax Division, which includes Arlington.

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The Arlington-Aachen High School exchange is returning this summer and currently accepting applicants.

The sister-city partnership started in 1993 by the Arlington Sister Cities Association, which seeks to promote Arlington’s international profile through a variety of exchanges in education, commerce, culture and the arts. The exchange, scheduled June 17th to July 4th, includes a two-week homestay in Aachen plus three days in Berlin. Knowledge of the German language is not required for the trip.

Former participants have this to say:

_”The Aachen exchange was an eye-opening experience where I was fully immersed in the life of a German student. I loved biking through the countryside to Belgium, having gelato and picnics in the town square, and hanging out with my German host student’s friends. My first time out of the country, the Aachen exchange taught me to keep an open mind, because you never know what could be a life changing experience.” – Kelly M._

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