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Icy conditions cause problems throughout region


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- The icy conditions have made travel by car and by foot treacherous.

The roads have been treated but resident should not count on the sidewalks to be clear. People were slipping and sliding in Old Town Alexandria on Sunday.

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Michelle Ward tried to put traction outside of her art gallery. "It's dangerous because you don't see it looks wet. It's a frozen ice rink once again. It's treacherous," Ward said.

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MONZA COLLECTS 60 COATS for SERVE

MONZA COLLECTS 60 COATS for SERVE

Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. collected 60 coats for the local community shelter, SERVE, during January. For more information, call 703.368-5522 or go to www.eatmonza.com.

“Our winter coat drive was a great success due to the generous support of the Manassas community,” said Alice Pires, owner of Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. “SERVE does so much for those in need, it’s our honor to help them with their programs,” said Pires.

Water main break closes MacArthur Elementary School


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A water main break closed Douglas MacArthur Elementary School in Alexandria on Tuesday morning.

Virginia American Water spokesperson Samantha Villegas says officials expect to have water back to the area at approximately 7 a.m.

Crews replaced a 5 feet of 8 inch pipe, but will be finishing up and back-filling during morning traffic, according to Villegas.

Janney's Lane will be closed from Skyhill to W. Taylor run until back-filling is complete. Villegas says Public/school transportation will need to be re-routed during that time.

Water main breaks have created problems in our area recently. There is also a water main break in Southeast Washington D.C. on Tuesday morning:

Gavin Ohler of Arlington, Va. Wins Third Place in LearningRx National Presidents Day Contest

Gavin Ohler of Arlington, Va. Wins Third Place in LearningRx National Presidents Day Contest

Gavin Ohler, 10, of Arlington, Va. was awarded third place in LearningRx’s annual Presidents Day contest, by reciting the U.S. Presidents in order while playing Hannon on the piano. The U.S. President recitation is a memory-enhancement exercise that helps LearningRx students increase their short-term and long-term memory. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

The contest is designed to encourage kids across the country to create videos that demonstrate the memory and focus skills they improved with LearningRx brain training.

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FOUND: Cynthia Heavener, 55, Alexandria


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Officials with the Alexandria Police Department say they have found a 55-year-old woman who had been missing since January 30.

Cynthia Heavener was found unharmed in Fairfax County on February 11.

No other details were immediately available.


Alexandria police looking for stolen food truck


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Police in Alexandria are looking for a stolen food truck.

Police spokeswoman Crystal Nosal says that the Sate Truck, which serves Indonesian food, was reported stolen Saturday. Officials believe it was taken some time overnight from the 600 block of South Van Dorn Street. The address is about a block away from Satay Sarinah, the brick-and-mortar restaurant associated with the truck.

The stolen truck is dark red and has a logo with a rooster on it.

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

Students interested in attending the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. can audition on Sun., Mar. 1 at MSA Lorton Campus at 9601 Ox Road. Auditions are required as part of the 2015-2016 academy registration. The MSA Academy audition is for performing arts students from 6th grade to 12th grade. Students should call 703-339-0444 ext.3 or visit www.metropolitanarts.org to register for an audition time. 

The audition process will give prospective students an opportunity to demonstrate his or her skills in dance, music and theater for the chairs of the respective arts departments.  Applicants must attend a live audition if they live within three geographical states of MSA.  Prospective students living beyond the three-state radius may submit a DVD audition.