Good Friday morning, Alexandria!
☔ Today’s weather: Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 54 and low of 35.
⛅ Tomorrow: Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 45 and low of 34. Sunrise at 7:28 am and sunset at 5:02 pm.
🚨 You need to know
A Metro operator was arrested last month on suspicion of operating a train while intoxicated, blowing right past Alexandria’s Van Dorn Street Metro station and being unresponsive to calls from control center for about 45 minutes, Greater Greater Washington first reported.
The details of the incident came from a public Metro Transit Police Department document, which said the train halted outside of the Van Dorn Street Metro but before reaching Franconia-Springfield. The Alexandria Fire Department was the first to respond.
Metro said the driver has been an employee since 2017 and a train operator since 2019. He was charged with a DWI and will not be allowed to return to work.
📈 Thursday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Jan 5, 2023.
- Notes: Alexandria’s guaranteed income program moves forward, payments start next month (1063 views)
- Alexandria man arrested after allegedly threatening dad with gun on Facebook Messenger (903 views)
- Most and least expensive homes sold in Alexandria (Dec-Jan 2023) (793 views)
- ‘Deli News & More’ closes in Old Town, restaurateur signs lease (597 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- 17 Graduate Alexandria’s Fire Dept.Training Academy
Zebra (Thursday @ 7:37 pm)
- Signature Theatre celebrates Sondheim
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 5:09 pm)
- 17 Alexandria Fire Department Recruits Complete Academy
Patch (Thursday @ 4:23 pm)
- Turn On Red Restrictions Proposed At Some Alexandria Intersections
Patch (Thursday @ 3:13 pm)
- Missing city resident found
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 3:10 pm)
- Executive Director Named for Old Town North Alliance
Alexandria Living (Thursday @ 2:54 pm)
- Century hopping: How easements preserve times past
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 1:11 pm)
- The wonder of words
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 12:59 pm)
- Metrorail Driver’s Action At Alexandria Station Leads To DWI Charge
Patch (Thursday @ 9:52 am)
- Win a 2-Night Stay at the South Court Inn
Alexandria Living (Thursday @ 9:48 am)
- My Favorite Alexandria Bars
Alexandria Living (Thursday @ 8:01 am)
🐦 Tweets of note
Yesterday we celebrated the retirement of one of our longest-serving bus operators – Mr. Charles Barrett – who has served riders in Alexandria for more than 28 years. We hope you will join us in wishing him all the best in his next adventure. pic.twitter.com/w0CZ6O8YC3
— DASH Bus (@DASHBus) January 5, 2023
LISTEN: Archive audio from 1998 shows Washington does not have a stranglehold on drama for electing a Speaker. Check out what happened when the Virginia House of Delegates abandoned all sense of decorum #vapolitics @NPRone https://t.co/AOlLIhvd2Y
— Michael Pope (@MichaelLeePope) January 5, 2023
Volunteer to help uncover trail at Belle Haven Park!
📅 : Saturday, January 7
⌚ : 10 am
📍 : Belle Haven Park
— Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail (@MtVernonFriends) January 5, 2023
NEW: 2022 was a rough year for Metro rail ridership as the transit agency tries to gain customers back. Metro averaged 224k rail trips per day last year according to the latest stats. Compare that to 737k in 2011 and 626k in 2019. Will you go back? #wmata @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/86LRUZNcrJ
— Adam Tuss (@AdamTuss) January 4, 2023
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today and this weekend in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
- 11:00 am Saturday: Nutrition 101 Virtual Workshop
As rainfall travels down the hills of the Parkfairfax neighborhood, the momentum sweeps it past the slim gutters meant to catch the water, propelling it further downhill to devastating effect….
Cloud is a 10-year-old black and brown medium-haired cat searching for her forever home. Currently up for adoption at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, she has a decade of…
A 23-year-old Lorton man was charged with driving while intoxicated after allegedly crashing into four cars in Old Town. The crash occurred near the intersection of S. Patrick Street and…
Good Tuesday morning, Alexandria! ☔ Today’s weather: Light rain in the morning and afternoon. High of 51 and low of 33. ⛅ Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High of…
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