Snow crews focus on keeping main arteries passable for emergency vehicles and public transportation (red primary routes). This includes snow emergency routes; arterial streets; high-volume, multi-use County trails; main bus routes; and roads to hospitals, fire stations, Metro stations and the police station.
Roadways and trails are only treated; no plowing, which could damage road surfaces.
Plowing generally begins when snow becomes 2-4 inches deep.
When – A winter weather storm is forecast for the region.
What the County Does
What You Do
When – A winter weather storm is in effect.
What You Can Do
For storm-related issues involving streets, sidewalks and ART bus stops. Note: Form activation varies by storm.
Report Your Issue
View plowing activity on Arlington County roadways. Map activation varies by storm.
View Activity Map
The snow issues form opens only after snowfall has ended, varying with each storm.
Trails status: 703-228-6525
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Public Safety Communications & Emergency Management
1400 N. Uhle Street, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201
Emergency TTY: 911
Non-Emergency Line: 703-558-2222
Main : 703-228-7935