Our neighbors to the south–not too much to the south–are serious about this snow. Are you really prepared?
Arlington released the following statement on their website this morning:
Another severe winter storm, with near blizzard conditions, is forecast to hit Arlington Fri., Feb. 5 through Sat., Feb. 6. Be prepared to shelter in place for 3 to 5 days . Please stay off the roads. Snow crews will plow primary and secondary roads first for emergency vehicles. After severe storms (more than 10”), it may take 36-48 hours after the snow stops before County plows can get to residential streets. Removal and treatment may take several days. For cancellations, more info, tips, visit the County Website (http://www.arlingtonva.us/portals/topics/TopicsWeatherWinter.aspx)
The City and County have had a few practice snows since the December storm. Annapolis’ Chief Administrative Officer identified the failings of the last time. Hopefully the County and City are indeed prepared and ready to handle the storm and not plow by the seat of their pants.
Our friends at FootsForecast have also offered this tidbit–please take heed:
On Sunday, high winds will blow and drift snow, then overnight lows in the teens will freeze solid any snow not removed, potentially paralyzing the region for a significant period of time.
Stay tuned here for updates and photos as this storm unfolds. You can search using the keyword FebSnow.