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DMV open after storm rips off roof

February 28, 2011 - 10:48 AM
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Friday's storm tore the roof off the DMV in Shirlington. (Photo: ARLNow.com.)

The high winds that targeted the D.C. area last week claimed one notable Arlington victim: the Shirlington location of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. The wind tore off a large section of the DMV's roof toward the back of the building, ARLNow reported, closing the location for several hours.

A temporary roof was installed and the location is open today, however, just in time for all those customers rushing in at the end of the month.

Roof damage
Roof damage from Friday's storm at DMV in Shirlington. (Photo: TBD Staff)

Given the tornado watch and severe storms headed our way today, however, you have to wonder if that temporary covering is going to hold. DMV spokesperson Pam Goheen says that the temporary roof was reinforced with additional nails "in anticipation of severe weather." A permanent roof will be installed as soon as a contract can be awarded, Goheen says.

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