For our Afternoon Links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites for a roundup of news and opinion from Alexandria, Virginia and around the area. Here are some news items that caught our eye.
In the News
Waves of snow expected this weekend The two periods when driving conditions could turn most difficult are Saturday evening and Sunday. (CWG)
Weekend snow picture becoming more clear The snow picture is becoming clearer Thursday morning and our weather models are all agreeing on measurable snow in the DC area this weekend. (WUSA9)
Weekend to bring 1st measurable amount of snow this year to our area It has been a rough past few winters for snow lovers. The previous two winters brought below normal, single-digit snowfalls to our region, along with numerous near misses. (Fox 5 DC)
Deals, Freebies around the DMV during the government shutdown Furloughed federal workers may be feeling a squeeze on their bank accounts during the government shutdown, but plenty of businesses are trying to ease the pain with freebies and discounts. (NBC Washington)
Government shutdown – LIVE updates About a quarter of the federal government has been shut down for nearly three weeks, and negotiations to reopen it have stalled. (CNN)
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- Celebrating 20 years of ‘The Sopranos’ with a definitive take on the final shot
How much snow do local experts think we’ll get?
BREAKING: my final call for DCA snow totals by 7pm Monday: 2-5″. I’ll be retweeting so everyone gets the word.
— Russ Adams ☃️🥶❄️🌨️ (@patpend) January 10, 2019
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— DC MD VA Weather – DMV Weather (@dcmdvaweather) January 10, 2019