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Stay on Top of Weather Notices, Emergencies, and Road Closures with Arlington Alerts July 31, 2009

Posted by Laura Schwartz in Arlington, Northern Virginia.

megaphoneThe 2009 Urban Mobility Report conducted by the Texas Transportation Institute ranked the D.C. Metro area #2 in wasted hours attributed to congestion (i.e. traffic!). The 395/495 interchange – you could spend a massive amount of your life tied up in this bottle neck. The report showed for 2007, travelers wasted, on average, 62 hours annually in traffic. SHEESH! Only 2nd to L.A. (at 70 hours).

Here’s a little tip if you’re trying to save a few hours of your life…sign up for Arlington Alerts!!

The system will send you an email or a text message when there’s something you should know. Here’s an example of the Alerts I received today:

Severe Weather Watch for Arlington County:National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm wastch for Arlington County through this evening.”

Traffic Alert: I-66 in both directions in Rosslyn are blocked as a result of a downed tree. One eastbound lane getting by. Crews are on the scene.”

Trust me! This is news you want to get, and as early as possible!

To sign up for the Alerts, visit the Arlington Alert website.



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