Updated January 18, 2013
The Glencarlyn Snow Brigade is ready for snow storms for this winter.
If you area able to help shovel out a neighbor or need assistance shoveling your own walk, please let us know.
Link to the County's Snow and Ice Central webpage
Glencarlyn will be loaned a snow blower by the County to use to clear the primary sidewalks. The focus is pedestrian safety, particularly routes to schools adjacent to main roads, metro and school bus stops. We will also assist with those unable to clear their own walks. We had to submit a Glencarlyn Community Benefits Plan to get the snow blower. We expanded that as a plan for Glencarlyn (click for Glencarlyn Plan)
During heavy snows we can use 10 or more volunteers to work in teams of two to operate the snow blower. We have to make a pass before the snow gets over 6 inches. Volunteers must be 18 or over and have to be instructed on the use of the snow blower.
Need Help Shoveling? Willing to Help Shovel out a Neighbor?
We are trying to expand both our lists of volunteers shovelers and the list of those who need to be shoveled. Please contact the Snow Brigade Coordinator if you can help shovel or need help.
We know that many Glencarlynites just shovel their neighbors sidewalks on their own. We all thank them for those efforts and encourage others to do the same.
Where the immediate neighbors are unable to clear the snow, the snow brigade can be of assistance. Since some who need help are reluctant to ask, you can send us the name of a neighbor who could use help informally.
Glencarlyn Snow Blower Brigade Coordinators
Pete Olivere—703-626-2520 - email@example.com
Arlington County’s Winter Weather webpage
Link to Arlington’s Snow and Ice Central webpage which has:
· County's snow shoveling ordinance
· Ability to report snow concerns to the County such as streets not plowed, needs re-plowing or is icy.
· The page has lots of other information and closings including snow plowing priority routes.
· This is a link to the info on the snow plow priority routes in Glencarlyn taken from the County’s map.
We would like to thank everyone who has and will participate in the Snow Brigade, whether it is as a snow blower operator, shoveler or in any other capacity.