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Black Ice in Reston Neighborhoods Draws Heat

by Fatimah Waseem February 5, 2018 at 10:15 am 6 Comments

After Sunday’s wet weather, some Restonians are running into another challenge as they begin the week.

Several residents have complained of sheets of black ice on roads on side and neighborhood roads, prompting calls for a delayed school opening earlier this morning.

Here’s what some Twitter users had to say:

Based on conditions in your neighborhood, do you think Fairfax County Public Schools should have delayed school this morning? Respond in the poll below.

  • Anonymous Poster

    The sidewalks along Wiehle were alright, and kudos to Isaac Newton Square and Reston Station for salting the sidewalks. Though the sidewalks on the east side of Wiehle are, as always, a trip hazard waiting to happen when it’s icy.

    Though I don’t think it’s bad enough, at least walking, to cancel or delay anything.

  • EliteinReston

    Slick, untreated sidewalks in north Reston forced adults and children to walk in the street. This is exactly why you close schools for two hours until it melts.

  • Judith Andersen

    I’m inclined to agree with you all, except that black ice still covers sidewalks and paths and its 3:30 pm.

  • Why do you bother?

    The headline is completely inaccurate. The ice didn’t draw heat; the county’s response to it did.

    • Reston Realist

      Haha,… that’s exactly what I was thinking. I was expecting some new technology to be explained.

  • meganm78

    Parents whine when the schools aren’t closed and then whine when they are closed and they have to spend time with their children. Schools can’t win.


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