If you live on one of Arlington’s many narrow roadways, you should have received a postcard with tips heading into winter. Residents on cul-de-sacs will want to pay particular attention as such roads are particularly tricky to clear during and after a big snowstorm.
- Removing vehicles from on-street parking during a storm is the best course of action for a narrow road.
- Second best: coordinating with neighbors to park all residential vehicles on only one side of a narrow road.
- When shoveling snow, keeping it out of the roadway will prevent all kinds of safety and cleanup trouble.
Following this simple advice will make life easier for you, your neighbors and the County while digging out from any snowstorm.
Do You Live on the Best Narrow Street in Arlington?
When big snow is in the forecast or already down, a little coordination could win you and your neighbors some wonderful snow swag. We’re looking for photographic proof of a narrow street clear of parked cars or parked to just to one side during/after a storm. The longer the stretch of cleared roadway, the better the winnings. Winter snowfighting gear courtesy of the generous people at Arlington’s Twins Ace Hardware. Prize packages might include official Arlington County reusable straws and ice cream scoops but no guarantees.
Coordination is key and the street must be on the County’s official list of designated narrow roadways. Upload photographs to @ArlingtonDES on Twitter or @ArlingtonDES on Facebook. Provide street name and block number.
Note: Gear would be delivered to the winners in time for the next storm.