ARLINGTON, Va. — The second permanent Ben’s Chili Bowl location opens on Thursday, March 6, 2014 in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, Va. about six months after the initial announcement was made. Bill Cosby will be a part of the festivities according to ARLnow.com.
Located at 1725 Wilson Boulevard it’s closer to the Rosslyn Metro, but Court House doesn’t have such a steep walk (or escalators). This location is the first of three new locations that will open soon and hey, that’s walking distance from where I work! The others are going to be at 1001 H Street and National Airport. There are also Ben’s stands at Nationals Park and FedEx Field.
Ben’s has been around since 1958 with the Nationals Park location opening with the stadium in 2008. FedEx Field’s Ben’s opened in 2011. We’re still waiting on Verizon Center, though that’s only a couple of stops down the Green Line from U Street.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The snow has continued to fall here until about 2 p.m. Overall, 5 inches! of beautiful powder with a little ice/slush at the bottom.
I just dug out/cleaned off two cars. There is a layer of ice beneath the snow. The sun was briefly out and there was some melting. Van Dorn Street (VA 401) and I-395 seemed to be moving at speed. A neighbor said the parking lot and back streets were in rough shape. With a re-freeze coming tonight, delays are likely and advisable.
Side note – if I still owned skis, I’d be mighty tempted to go over to the George Washington Masonic Memorial and ski down it. At least for the photograph. I’ve tried to convince a friend of mine in Old Town to do it, but he’s not up for it.
I also put together a post on snow plow routes in Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland. It’s pretty much evergreen so you can check in on it for the next storm. Or can just visit it for the Mr. Plow playlist.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — One of the snowiest winters of the 21st Century just keeps dumping on us. This is the fourth day that OPM has closed the Federal Government this season and the sixth snow day in Alexandria City Public Schools. Ooooff. Up until this current storm though, this is how I remember winters growing up in Vienna.
After a little bit of shoveling the patio, I went out and got the first measurement of the storm – 3¼ inches! of beautiful powder.
Just imagine if it had been below freezing when the rain started yesterday afternoon.
Oh and my brother notes that the Virginia Department of Transportation has a map that shows where their plows are working. Their plowing is limited in the incorporated cities (like Alexandria) and towns (like Vienna) and Arlington County that maintain their own road & street network. The Alexandria Snow Plow zones can be downloaded as a PDF.
School may not close on account of prettiness, but apparently a two-hour delay is fair game. Alexandria City Public Schools and many other systems are delayed this morning:
Last update: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 5:24 AM EST
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014: All Schools will open with a 2-hour delay.
There was about an inch of beautiful white powder on my wife’s car at 5:45 a.m. The sidewalks were white and untreated for the second snowfall in a row by my condo association.
Closings and delays – WTOP
My brother Christopher reports that the Pitchers and Catchers Day Storm dropped a foot of snow on Burke, Va.
Where I’m at in Alexandria got 8½ inches.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — It seems fitting that on this 10th Washington Nationals Pitchers & Catchers Day of the 21st century, the city and region they represent is covered in snow that has been falling since last night.
The snow began in Alexandria’s West End around 7 p.m. and at 8:10 a.m I measured 8½ inches, the most we’ve seen since Snowmaggedon four years and one week ago. This is a paltry total comparatively, but since most of us are unable to go to work (oh and good job by OPM calling today off last night before many of us went to bed) it might as well be a enough to have some fun in. It’s good snow for building a snowman.
I should have an additional snowfall total post later in the day.
‘Soberman’ Tries to Save Clarendon Bar-Goers from DUI – ARLnow.com
Suddenly, revelers were met with a most unusual sight — a superhero in a cape and leotard emerging from the Chooser Cruiser. Arlington, meet Soberman.
While his getup produced many laughs, Soberman’s message was serious: don’t drink and drive. Speaking through a police car loudspeaker, Soberman told everyone to have fun and enjoy their adult beverages, but to make a smart choice when trying to get home by using a designated driver, taxi, public transportation or by walking.
For a straight up thug town called Arlington, I can’t decide if Soberman is the hero it deserves, not needs…
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — My son and wife pitched in with a snow measurement from WWN headquaters – 1 inch of measurable snow. It started falling after 6:30 this morning. It may have rained first too — can’t say for sure, but during my commute I hit rain near I-395 and the George Washington Memorial Parkway. I have details for the ride and changing weather on tumblr.
Also: Tysons, Va. December 10, 2013 snow fall total at 10 a.m. & My commute
TYSONS, Va. — It is kind of hard to believe, but after last winter’s snow drought was followed by some measurable March snow, we’re already into our second winter storm of the 2013-2014 winter. In as many days, no less. The snow wasn’t really measurable yesterday; just enough to make it pretty before the mixed precipitation started. Today though, there is enough, only I had a problem — I can’t find my ruler at work. A co-worker offered this solution:
The official WWN Weather Bureau reading – 3 inches, though some may be from yesterday. I hope to have one more protractor-measured reading around lunch time.
Also: Alexandria, Va. December 10, 2013 snow fall total at 10 a.m. & My commute