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    Dangerous heat forces delays, cancellations of many events around Northern Virginia

    By Dave Leval,

    10 days ago

    ARLINGTON, Va. ( DC News Now ) — As the DMV continues to bake from the excessive heat, people around Northern Virginia are doing what they can to stay cool.

    But that’s been hard for some as only half the tenants of the Eaves Fairfax Towers in Falls Church can escape it in their homes.

    According to tenants, only half the building has air conditioning after it went out more than two weeks ago. Tenants in the other half are having to come up with ways to stay cool.

    Fairfax County schools cancel all outdoor activities due to heat advisory

    The front lobby, and managers’ office has air conditioning. Management declined to discuss the situation and how long it will take before everyone’s air conditioning is working again.

    It’s been so hot that there was no activity at Springfield’s John Lewis High School Tuesday, as the Fairfax County School District canceled all outdoor activities for a second straight day from noon to 8 p.m.

    It’s also been pretty quiet at Arlington’s Alcova Heights Park as Arlington County Parks and Recreation canceled all outdoor programs at its parks, including league practices and games, during the same hours.

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    Ayesha Johnson and Lonnie Proctor hit the court at Arlington’s Zitkala-Sa Park. Proctor regretted her decision after 10 minutes.

    “This is a terrible. I wore black for shade. It’s not working,” Proctor said. “We outta here.”

    The hot weather also cancelled Tuesday Night’s Community Cookout at Alexandria’s Mount Vernon Recreation Center.

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