Shockingly, as of 6:30 Wednesday night, this unlucky spot in Golf Course Island near Lake Anne was the one reported local power outage following the not-quite-blizzard-like blizzard winds. Now comes the fun of digging out!
Fortunately, a week of being cooped up with permanently truant school-age children and other assorted loved ones hasn't affected Restonians' "can do" spirit. A Restonian informant shared this touching story of the communal spirit overcoming adversity from earlier in the week:
Last night maintainence director at Springs@Reston was stopping vehicles from entering a section of the complex while plows/bobcats were busy removing snow; one resident didn't take kindly to the instructions, got out of his vehicle, and cold-clocked the maintainence director. Maintainence staff subdued the man and a gaggle of FFX Police showed to arrest te subject on two counts of battery.Meanwhile, in Herndon, some people put together a bitchin' igloo, complete with tiki torches... which they had to extinguish when they realized they were melting the igloo. Snowpocalypses can be educational too!
If you still have power and have the tendency to be prematurely nostalgic, the Reston Association, the Observer and various intrepid photographers have endless photo galleries of snow-covered objects to scroll through while you wait for the snowplows to maybe come through for an indifferent pass of the ole' cul de sac.
We'll leave you with this picture of Dear Leader, nearly buried in the snow. On the bright side, the snowdrift is obscuring his gang colors, so it's all good.