I've been listening to the Arlington County radio dispatch frequencies on my old Radio Shack scanner (most of the action is now encrypted). County employees have performed above and beyond the call of duty in the snow emergency. How bad is it? The EMS crews needed snowplows to get into the dead end streets and cul de sacs to rescue people who were sick or injured and tehn carry them as far as 1/4 mile to a street where a snow plow and EMS vehicle were waiting. Power is out all over North Arlington and its really cold. This is as bad as the wind damage we had from near-miss hurricanes.