As Alexandria hunkers down for potentially heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Isaias, some local services have been suspended.
The northern entrance to the King Street Metro station will be closed.
“The north entrance at King Street Station will also be closed Tuesday due to the potential for flooding,” Metro said in a press release. “Customers should use the station’s south entrance instead.”
The city has also suspended its curbside trash and recycling collection today.
“Residents who normally receive collection on Tuesday should not place bins or bags curbside on Monday night or Tuesday morning, and should secure any bins or bags already placed outside,” the City of Alexandria said.
According to the city:
Trash and recycling collection will “slide” by one day this week:
- Items normally collected on Tuesday will be collected on Wednesday.
- Items normally collected on Wednesday will be collected on Thursday.
- Items normally collected on Thursday will be collected on Friday.
Residents needing to dispose of storm debris from their property or home can place it curbside for pickup during their next trash and recycling collection day.
Because crews will collect trash this Friday, yard waste collection is suspended for this week and will not be collected on Friday, August 7. Any yard waste materials placed curbside this week will be collected as trash. Yard waste collection is expected to resume on Friday, August 14.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), showers and a possible thunderstorm could appear before 3 p.m., then a chance of showers again between 3-5 p.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5 p.m. Tonight, the NWS says there’s a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10 p.m., then a slight chance of showers between 10 p.m.-1 a.m.
While the main body of the storm has mostly passed Alexandria and the rain is starting to taper down, flooding can still occur after a period of intense rainfall.
Remember that river and creek flooding is usually delayed for a period after rain ends.
— Russ Adams 🌧️🌬️☀️🌡️🌨️🦃 (@patpend) August 4, 2020
🔈Remember Friends, where the rain may start to taper off, flash flooding can still happen for hours after that.
Pls stay vigilant. Floodpants do not equal preparedness. pic.twitter.com/H5e0pfiMhn
— VDOT Northern VA (@VaDOTNOVA) August 4, 2020
In a map of service requests from the flooding two weeks ago, North Del Ray and Old Town were both areas of high concentrations for flooding.
Our staff continues to assess the impact of last week’s storm which dropped 2-3” of rain in 30 minutes and caused flooding and sewer backflow in many places in our City.
— Justin Wilson (@justindotnet) July 30, 2020
Staff photo by James Cullum
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