Power Outages in Alexandria, Virginia after Winter Storm Stella

Power Outages in West End Alexandria

More than 70 customers are currently without power today in Alexandria, Virginia, according to Dominion Power after winter storm Stella on Tuesday. The biggest outages are in the West End of Alexandria, Virginia in the Beuregard neighborhood, according to the power company.

Dominion has no timetable for outage restoration. If your power is out, be sure and report it at this link.

What are you experiencing this Tuesday readers?

(Courtesy image Dominion Virginia Power)

Metroaccess paratransit service in the Washington, D.C. area.

MetroAccess Service to Resume After Winter Storm Stella

MetroAccess paratransit service for customers with disabilities will resume service on Wednesday morning in the Washington, D.C. area after winter storm Stella. The MetroAccess reservations call center has reopened as of noon today (Tuesday) to assist customers with scheduling trips for Wednesday and future dates.

Due to the nature of MetroAccess service, where vehicles often travel on secondary or tertiary streets, customers may experience lengthier trip times due to road conditions. In some cases, “door-to-door” service may be unavailable where driveways or sidewalks have not been cleared of snow and ice. In such cases, the driver will provide “curb-to-curb service” instead.

Customers with subscription trips reserved for Wednesday who would prefer not to travel are encouraged to call the MetroAccess call center to cancel as soon as possible.

(Photo via @donnisinmd on Twitter)

Amtrak in the snow

Amtrak Service Update for Tuesday, March 14

Amtrak will operate a modified schedule in the Northeast region on Tuesday, March 14, due to a winter storm. Passengers holding reservations are strongly encouraged to monitor conditions and make any necessary changes in advance of their scheduled departure using amtrak.com or our mobiles apps to check their train status.

Due to changing winter storm conditions, the Northeast Regional service between New York City and Boston and Empire Service between New York City and Albany, N.Y., are suspended until further notice. Trains that depart each city before 9:00 a.m. will complete their trips. Acela Express service between New York City and Boston has already been canceled.

In addition, the Acela Express and Northeast Regional service that operate between New York City and Washington, D.C., will run on a modified schedule, with some trains truncated or cancelled, including some trains that operate in Virginia.

The Keystone Service, Shuttle, and Downeaster Service will also run on a modified schedule, with some trains truncated or cancelled.

Some long distance trains that normally travel to and from the Northeast Corridor will also be affected, with service suspended between Albany/Rensselaer and Boston, and between Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.

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Charles Houston Recreation Center

All classes and activities are occurring at City of Alexandria Recreation Centers during normal operating hours (with the exception of Charles Barrett and Patrick Henry) on Tuesday, February 16. City Recreation Centers opened at 10:00 a.m. or their normal hour after 10:00 a.m.

All recreation after school programs, and youth and adult sport programs are cancelled on Tuesday, February 16. All classes and activities scheduled in Alexandria City Public Schools are cancelled on Tuesday, February 16.

Alexandria, Virginia City Marina Blizzard 2016 snowfall (Image via Marina Cam app)

Snowfall totals for Alexandria, Virginia and the surrounding area

Quite a bit of snow has accumulated the Washington D.C. area, Maryland and Alexandria, Virginia.

Here’s how much snow we’ve gotten in Alexandria, Virginia and the area as of 9:27 p.m. Monday, February 15, according to measurements by the National Weather Service.

…DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA…
WASHINGTON 3.7 240 PM 2/15 TRAINED SPOTTER
1 WSW NATIONAL ARBOR 3.5 620 PM 2/15 TRAINED SPOTTER

…PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY…
1 SW OXON HILL 4.3 1255 PM 2/15 CO-OP OBSERVER
1 NNE CHELTENHAM 4.0 519 PM 2/15 TRAINED SPOTTER
2 E MARLTON 3.5 327 PM 2/15 TRAINED SPOTTER
1 SW COLLEGE PARK 3.0 427 PM 2/15 FREEZING RAIN NOW

…ARLINGTON COUNTY…
1 W REAGAN NATIONAL 4.0 107 PM 2/15 TRAINED SPOTTER
1 NNE BAILEYS CROSSR 4.0 1226 PM 2/15 TRAINED SPOTTER
2 E BARCROFT 3.8 410 PM 2/15 TRAINED SPOTTER
1 WSW CHERRYDALE 3.7 821 PM 2/15 NWS EMPLOYEE
1 S ROSSLYN 3.4 157 PM 2/15 TRAINED SPOTTER
REAGAN NATIONAL AIRP 3.0 700 PM 2/15 AIRPORT

…CITY OF ALEXANDRIA…
1 WNW NATIONAL HARBO 4.3 708 PM 2/15 TRAINED SPOTTER
1 W ALEXANDRIA 3.8 221 PM 2/15 TRAINED SPOTTER
1 ENE ALEXANDRIA 3.5 1121 AM 2/15 TRAINED SPOTTER

…CITY OF FAIRFAX…
1 N FAIRFAX 3.0 122 PM 2/15 TRAINED SPOTTER

Schools Delays

Alexandria City Public Schools opening 2 hours late Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Via ACPS

Kindergarten through grade 12 and Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) students report two hours later than regular opening time. Morning pre-K programs (Early Childhood Special Education and Preschoolers Learning Together) report two hours later than regular opening time, and dismissed one hour later than usual. Afternoon pre-K reports one hour later than regular opening time and is dismissed at the regular time. Emergency personnel report at regular time. Non-administrative licensed staff, paraprofessionals and school security officers report as soon as possible but no later than 20 minutes before the announced opening of school. All other staff report at regular time. Bus drivers/bus monitors report two hours later than regular time.

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