To support the many generous snow clean-up volunteers in the community, Arlington County lends a limited number of snowblowers (currently 25) to civic associations or community groups.
Requests for snowblowers often outnumber the supply. Snowblowers are loaned out to civic associations and other community groups who develop a plan to assist with the clearing school routes, Metro stops and sidewalks that the County and/or neighbors need assistance clearing.
If your civic association is selected, volunteers must be trained (by County staff for free) on how to use the equipment. They must also sign an agreement and identify a home for it for the winter. The County will deliver the snowblower to the storage home and pick it up at the end of the winter season.
To achieve full community benefits with this limited supply of machines, we ask volunteers to plan their work and recruit others to help them accomplish the plan’s goals.
Public benefits include clearing areas like following - but are not limited to:
Please note: Volunteers must attend a training session before operating the equipment. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and must register as a volunteer. In the training session we will distribute copies of the manufacturer’s operating instructions, cover general snow blowing procedures, highlight safety concerns, and give everyone present the chance to start and operate the equipment.
SNOW RESOURCESSnow & Ice Central
Public Schools 866-322-4277
Parks & Recreation 703-228-4715
Downed Power Lines
Dominion Power 888-667-3000
Washington Gas 703-750-1400
Towed Cars During Snow Emergency