The intersection of Lee Hwy (Rt 29) and N Kirkwood St floods frequently so is best avoided during periods of heavy rain. Flooding at Lee & Kirkwood on July 8 disabled several cars. Arlington Police reported 25 water rescue calls county-wide during the morning of July 8.
Unfortunately, there are few alternatives when this intersection is impassable. Probably the best is to go the long way around via Wilson/Clarendon Blvds or N 13th St.
As flooding is expected to become more frequent, remember that it is unwise to drive through deep water. Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down and 2 feet of water can sweep your car away.
Avoid parking in low-lying areas when storms are forecast.
The next General Meeting will feature representatives from the Arlington Police Department to discuss crime trends and answer questions and address concerns that you may have.
We'll also hear a report from the Lee Highway Alliance on the results from the community meeting (charette) held last November to gather input from residents and business owners about our vision for the future of Lee Highway from Rosslyn to the Fairfax County line. Redevelopment pressures for the corridor are growing and this is the effort of 18 civic associations to get ahead of the curve. More info can be found at GreaterGreaterWashington.org.
The meeting takes place at 8pm at the Lyon Village Community House.