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Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 02/15/2010

Snowplow math in Arlington

By washingtonpost.com editors

By Christopher Bannon
Arlington

Before I will listen to elected officials patting each other on the back for dealing with all this snow, I would like to know exactly how long it takes to plow the streets in Arlington.

I live in Arlington, and I rarely see a plow in my neighborhood. It would be helpful to me if the county would solve this equation: If Arlington has X number of trucks plowing Y miles of streets, it should be Z hours before I see a snowplow (assuming my street is last in line, as it always seems to be). Then I would have a standard against which to judge how well the county is doing and to compare it with other jurisdictions.

I understand this year’s snow has been uncommon, but I have lived in the region for more than 25 years, and it snows every year. I don’t think the snow has been the cause of the state of emergency. The lack of plowing is.

By washingtonpost.com editors  | February 15, 2010; 10:03 AM ET
Categories:  Virginia, weather  
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