Photos: Coolers, Chairs, Sticks and Bricks Stake Shovelers’ Claims

by Karen Goff January 28, 2016 at 10:00 am 6 Comments

You’ve spent hours shoveling out a parking spot. You are not going to put in all that effort for nothing.

That was the message all along Glade Drive on Wednesday. As many people returned to work, they had to dig out their cars from snowdrifts and snowplow piles.

When they departed, they left behind all sorts of things to mark their sweat-equity territory — a pet carrier, brooms, concrete blocks and a whole variety of chairs, among other items.

Reston Now reader Joy Charles captured photos of some of the creativity along Glade between Reston Parkway and Fairfax Parkway.

Do you think residents should me able to mark parking spots on a public road/main thoroughfare like Glade?

Photos by Joy Charles

  • SouthRestonResident

    It’s a public street so it’s public parking. You’ve just thrown some trash out onto the street…..

  • meh

    Did the police recover any stolen bikes that were left out to save parking spots?

  • Chuck Morningwood

    I always just write my name in the snowdrift, just like them Alaskan Huskies.

  • WhoCares

    This is your typical Click-bait story. It was a bad storm I get it.. now move on.. I tired of all whining… #FirstWorldProblems

    • Restonian

      True that. Especially since these housing complexes already have at least one space per unit assigned. That means people are parking their second, third, fourth cars on the public street. Definitely #firstworldproblems

  • SnarkyAuntie

    They were at it in my apartment complex lot. Spray painting the drifts, sawhorses with signs, lawn furniture….hey, I think if you spend 3 hours shoveling, your spot should be respected. But some people don’t! So claim it. In Baltimore, they throw their dining room tables out there.


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