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Old 01-21-2016, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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people really cant drive in this area and don't watch the weather.
The problem last night was that Arlington County didn't watch the weather and did no treatment of the roads whatsoever.
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Old 01-21-2016, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Cheektowaga, NY
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The problem last night was that Arlington County didn't watch the weather and did no treatment of the roads whatsoever.
same on the Dulles Toll Road, apparently.

PLANNING IZ HARD.
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Old 01-21-2016, 06:30 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood, CA from Arlington, VA
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Seems like this happens every year at least once.


I think the general populace was just as at fault. People don't seem to realize that 25 degrees & 1" inch of snow can be much worse than 35 degrees & 4" inches of snow.


Don't get me wrong, VDOT should have pretreated and missed the 8 ball too. But you can't fault the weather forecasters. The National Weather Service issued a warning that "Roads will become slick and about 1 inch of snow is expected."
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Old 01-21-2016, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Seems like this happens every year at least once.


I think the general populace was just as at fault. People don't seem to realize that 25 degrees & 1" inch of snow can be much worse than 35 degrees & 4" inches of snow.


Don't get me wrong, VDOT should have pretreated and missed the 8 ball too. But you can't fault the weather forecasters. The National Weather Service issued a warning that "Roads will become slick and about 1 inch of snow is expected."
When did they issue that warning? It got drowned out by all the noise about Friday 's storm. That was one problem. The other was that it during the busy traffic time. People had no choice but to deal with it. Would have been nice to have been at home.
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Old 01-21-2016, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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The problem last night was that Arlington County didn't watch the weather and did no treatment of the roads whatsoever.
You got that right! I drove from Arlington to Ashburn and Arlington was the worst. Washington Blvd. was very slippery. After crossing the County line, it suddenly got a little better. We still had to cut over to Seven Corners and 50 due to 66 being blocked, but the road conditions were not that bad on 50. It only took us 4 hours rather than the 7 hours others took.
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Old 01-21-2016, 09:06 AM
 
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Uh oh....

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Old 01-21-2016, 09:07 AM
 
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people really cant drive in this area and don't watch the weather.
It wasn't so much bad driving as really bad road conditions. I had heard we might get up to an inch but usually that doesn't result in such awful driving conditions. They must not have pre treated anything. The roads in Tysons/Vienna were beyond crappy on my way home around 6-7.

I am amazed at how many RWD cars I see stuck around here whenever it snows. Why would you drive a RWD car here in the winter? You know if there's any type of snow or ice on the ground you are totally screwed. If you can't afford 2 cars in order to keep the RWD in the garage just buy FWD. It's like clockwork, whenever I'm driving home during a snowstorm I will pass at least one Dodger Charger stranded on the side of the road
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Old 01-21-2016, 09:16 AM
 
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Uh oh....

Oh oh... This doesn't sound good.
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Old 01-21-2016, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Savannah, GA
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All this talk of snow accumulation, how about we discuss what everyone's plans are when S hits the fan? Partying it up while shoveling snow? Staying inside and getting into some Netflix action?
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Old 01-21-2016, 09:39 AM
 
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All this talk of snow accumulation, how about we discuss what everyone's plans are when S hits the fan? Partying it up while shoveling snow? Staying inside and getting into some Netflix action?
Beer and netflix sounds good. Although in our house it will probably be lots of kid shows on netflix
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