ARLINGTON, Va. - Three days after the Blizzard of 2016 struck, several Arlington County neighborhoods remain trapped in snow across northern Virginia.
It may be days before people see the pavement and as the adage goes, if you want something done, you have to do it yourself. That's exactly what's going down in the Arlington Forest neighborhood.
The road remains untouched with no signs of plow trucks in sight, so residents started shoveling Monday-- but many are still trapped by snow. Residents say they've called and even filled out a formal request, but still have not seen a plow.
Unlike some other areas in northern Virginia, Arlington relies on Arlington County to plow its snow. The county says it started the process of plowing residential side streets Monday morning.
An Arlington County spokesperson said their team hopes to have all residential roads clear by late Tuesday night, which is an aggressive plan. Ideally, the task will be complete by Wednesday.
This scene is playing out in subdivisions and neighborhoods across Virginia. VDOT says their team has touched every subdivision in northern Virginia, and more than 60 percent of the subdivisions are passable-- which means once you dig out of your driveway, you should be able to get out.
VDOT says it still has more than 4,000 plows and equipment out with teams working around the clock.
We're told interstates and primary roads are clear, and now the new priority is clearing neighborhoods.