Arlington, VA Updates for "Snowquester" Storm

03-06-2013, 3:05 p.m.:

Arlington County Government will be OPEN tomorrow Thursday, March 7. 

It continues to be very quiet in Arlington. Crews continue to drive streets, and treat them with salt and brine, as needed.  We are not seeing any real storm-related issues here in Arlington. Please continue to exercise caution, and stay dry and safe indoors if you can! 

Snow Removal Ordinance

Arlington does have a Snow Removal Ordinance, which requires property owners to remove snow and ice from public sidewalks adjacent to their property. The "clock" will not start until the snow stops falling. We will post the official snow ending time on the Snow Removal Ordinance webpage, and you can read more details about the ordinance there.

03-06-2013, 1:05 p.m.:

It is very quiet in Arlington. We seem to be sitting in a band or pocket between rain/snow bands; if it shifts to the west, we will get all rain. If it shifts to the east, we'll get more snow. Our crews continue to drive streets, and treat them with salt and brine, as needed. The snow crews are at full strength, and will work 24/7 throughout the event. You can read about our snow clearing phases and get status updates.

We are not seeing any real storm-related issues here in Arlington. Please continue to exercise caution, and stay dry and safe indoors if you can! 

Snow Removal Ordinance

Arlington does have a Snow Removal Ordinance, which requires property owners to remove snow and ice from public sidewalks adjacent to their property. The "clock" will not start until the snow stops falling. We will post the official snow ending time on the Snow Removal Ordinance webpage, and you can read more details about the ordinance there.

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03-06-2013, 9:25 a.m.:

Arlington County Government and Arlington Public Schools are closed today. 

Arlington snow crews have been working since midnight. We activated full shifts of 12 hours each; at 12 noon the second shift will come in. The overnight crew has been traveling County roads and spreading salt and brine. These shifts will continue throughout the storm and extend into the days following, as needed.

At this hour, our crews report that roads remain passable, with little actual accumulation, though we continue to urge everyone to stay off the roads if possible. We expect significant snow accumulation later this afternoon, tapering off into the evening hours. 

Dominion Power is reporting one small power outage, which may not be storm-related. View the Dominion interactive outage map

For useful phone numbers, tips, information, cancellations, etc., visit Snow & Ice Central. If you have not already done so, sign up for Arlington Alert to receive free emergency text messages. 

And, just for fun, please share your Snowquester photos with our Flickr group

Media Contacts

Communications Duty Officer
703-228-3936