Dusk on the Potomac
For our Afternoon Links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites for a roundup of news and opinion from Alexandria, Virginia and around the area. Here are five (5) news items that caught our eye.

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Winter Storm Titan - Carlyle/Eisenhower East area of Alexandria, Virginia


Looks like Washington, D.C. and points north got a bit more snow than Alexandria, Virginia last night from last night’s snow that wreaked havoc in the D.C. area. See Russ Adams’ total below.

Totals after the jump…

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Weather Service Snow photo
By the looks of this National Weather Service (NWS) photo, you’d think 4-5 feet of snow was coming to the Washington, D.C. area this weekend. In reality, starting approx. 7:00 a.m. Friday (January 23), we’re looking somewhere in the neighborhood of 12-20″ of snow between Friday and Saturday this week.

The latest outlook from the NWS is at this link.

Del Ray’s Russ Adams, a terrific local meteorologist, who lives in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, makes his call on this weekend’s snowstorm below.

Russ runs a fantastic site called Del Ray VA Weather which we link to on the right side of the screen.

VDOT Cleans Up after the President's Day Storm

VDOT pre-treating trouble spots for evening rush

Northern Virginia drivers are asked to use caution and be aware of possible slick spots on their afternoon commute today. Pavement temperatures are expected to drop below freezing after 4 p.m., with frigid conditions continuing overnight.

Today, crews are pre-treating trouble spots in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties. On interstate bridges and ramps prone to freezing such as the Springfield interchange, I-66 at Route 29 and the Capital Beltway at Route 1, crews use liquid magnesium chloride. On other major roads, such as the Fairfax County Parkway and routes 1, 7, 28, 29, and 50, problem spots are pre-treated with salt brine.

About 125 trucks will remain on duty overnight if needed to handle any freezing issues.

VDOT reminds drivers to slow down, to be aware of potential slick spots such as shaded areas and bridges, and to use the following resources:

(Photo via Virginia Dept of Transportation on Flickr)

Snowfall open thread

Have your say on the Tuesday Open Thread

Welcome to Tuesday Open Threads, where we pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest in Alexandria, Virginia. Please feel free to discuss any topic you choose in this open thread. Have something you want discussed? Hit me up at this link.

Good morning and Happy New Year! We’re glad to have you stop by Red Brick Town! Have a great day!

What I’d like to know is, are you excited about the first snowfall of 2016 happening tonight? What do you think? Sound off on this or any other topic you choose below. Got something you want discussed? Hit me up at the link above.

Snow in Alexandria may be sooner than later

Now that the warm December is behind us, we’re moving into what are typically the coldest months of the year for us in Alexandria, Virginia. With that cold air, usually that means snow.

Russ Adams, a terrific local meteorologist, who lives in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, says snow chances are increasing for us in the next two weeks. Russ says the first storm should be right around January 13. Russ runs a fantastic site called Del Ray VA Weather which we link to on the right side of the screen.

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