Updated 4:43 p.m. Wednesday: The winter weather advisory has now expired for Arlington County, according to the National Weather Service.
Updated 2:42 p.m. Wednesday: Most of Arlington is seeing rain rather then snow today.
"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," read the latest advisory from Arlington County officials.
Snow crews are remaining on the streets. See snow clearing phases and get status updates.
The National Weather Service has a winter weather advisory in place until 9 tonight, with one to two inches of snow possible this evening, the weather service predicts.
Updated 10:10 a.m. Wednesday: Snow crews in Arlington have been at work since midnight at shifts of 12 hours each, according to county officials.
The overnight crew spread salt and brine on the roads overnight, according to an announcement from the county. While county officials say that there has not been much snow accumulation so far, the county still expects "significant snow accumulation later this afternoon, tapering off into the evening hours."
Updated: 9:41 a.m. Wednesday: Arlington continues to be under a winter storm watch, and anywhere from 6 to 12 inches of snow in the county is still expected to come, according to the National Weather Service's latest forecast.
More updates from this morning:
- Arlington Independent Media is closed today.
- The Arlington Department of Environmental Services is now in "Phase Two," meaning that crews are plowing primary and secondary routes. Check out Arlington's snow plowing map, which details which streets will be serviced when.
Updated: 6:30 a.m. Wednesday: Arlington County government is virtually shut down Wednesday due to the snow.
Just before 5 a.m., Arlington Schools announced they would be closed followed by county government offices. Other services including parks and libaries are also closed.
Predictions early Wednesday indicated the area would see 6 to 12 inches of snow, if not more. The entire metropolitan area is under a winter storm warning through 3 a.m. Thursday morning (27 hours).
As of 5:20 a.m., a map from the National Weather Center indicated that Arlington County has seen about a half an inch of snow overnight.
The Office of Personnel Management announced the federal government is closed today, but telework and emergency employees should follow their agency's guidelines.
Metro is operating normally for now, but that may change throughout the day.
Other information on Arlington:
- County courts: closed
- County libraries: closed
- Parks and recreation facilities: closed. All classes, sports leagues are canceled today.
- All Trash, recycling, brush services are canceled
- Arlington Transit (ART) will begin service on a Saturday schedule today. Check out the ART page for any operating changes, and sign up for ART alerts for the latest updates.
- Preparing for a Winter Storm in Arlington
- Tips on Driving in the Snow (When You Have to)
Throughout Wednesday, check here for all service and road closures as they happen.
Call the Arlington Public Schools hotline to find out school closure information for Thursday at 866-322-4277.
Here are some numbers to keep on hand Wednesday:
Road Conditions, Closings
- Arlington County offers the latest information on their Snow & Ice Central page.
- Check out Arlington's snow plowing map, which details which streets will be serviced when.
- To report snow-related issues, fill out Arlington's online "Report a Snow Issue" form 24 hours after the snow has stopped falling. You can also call 703-228-6485 for snow service updates.
- Use Patch's commute page for live traffic maps before you leave the office.
- The Virginia Department of Transportation keeps a map with all incidents, road work and closures here: 511virginia.org
- Arlington County’s Office of Emergency Management also has information for residents.
- Sign-Up for Arlington Alert to receive emergency alerts, notifications and updates on cell phones, pagers, email accounts and satellite radio.
- Listen to AM 1700, Arlington County’s emergency radio station.
- Follow Follow @arlingtonalert for official alerts, @ReadyArlington for great emergency tips, and ReadyArlington on Facebook
- Natural Gas Emergencies: Washington Gas 703-750-1400 or 800-752-7520. If you smell gas, leave and call 9-1-1. Washington Gas Safety Page
The Arlington County non-emergency number (703-558-2222) should be used for non-emergency or routine public safety request for assistance. If you have an emergency, dial 911.
- Find out more about how Arlington deals with snow removal
- To report an outage to Dominion Power, call 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357). See Dominion's online outage map.
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