02/14/16 3:55pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Nathan Castellanos

From Alert DC:

“The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY from 1 am Monday to 10 am Tuesday. The precipitation will be snow , sleet and freezing rain. The heaviest at 5 am Monday to 3 pm Monday evening. The accumulation will be 3 to 5 inches of snow and sleet. Around one-tenth of an inch of ice from freezing rain.

Timing: Snow will begin between 1 and 3 am Monday morning. Snow will change to sleet and freezing rain Monday afternoon and all freezing rain Monday evening. Precipitation will gradually change to rain late Monday night into Tuesday morning. Winds will be southeast around 5 to 10 mph.

Temperatures will be in the teens tonight and rising into the upper 20s to lower 30s Monday into Monday night. Temperatures will rise into the upper 40s Tuesday.”

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Mayor Bowser Directs Full Deployment for 11p.m., Sun., Feb. 14;
1-3 Inches of Snow Plus Wintry Mix Possible on Monday

Wintry mix may include sleet and freezing rain; motorists and pedestrians are urged to travel with caution while temperatures remain below freezing

Mayor Muriel Bowser has directed a full deployment for the DC Snow team, starting at 11 p.m., Sunday, February 14, based on the possibility of 1 to 3 inches of snow falling early Monday, followed by a wintry mix of sleet and rain which could cause slippery travel conditions. More than 200 plows will be deployed. The critical time for snowfall is expected early Monday morning at 3AM, with transition to a wintry mix while temperatures remain below freezing. Plows will be positioned on bridges and overpasses as well as the freeways, major routes and residential streets to monitor conditions and spread salt or plow when necessary. The deployment will continue until the threat of snow and ice has passed. Motorists and pedestrians are encouraged to stay informed and exercise caution when traveling throughout the day.

The DC Snow Team advises pedestrians and motorists to heed the following important safety tips: (more…)

02/12/16 4:05pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Dean M


“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of February 12-14 with service adjustments on all six lines. Trains will operate as follows:

Free shuttle buses will replace Green Line trains between Gallery Place and Navy Yard.
Yellow Line trains will operate every 10 minutes between Huntington and National Airport only.
Silver Line trains will operate every 10 minutes between Wiehle-Reston East and Ballston only.
Orange and Blue line trains will operate every 20 minutes.
Red Line trains will operate every 6-20 minutes.

There is no scheduled track work for Presidents Day, Monday, February 15.

Buses replace trains between Gallery Place and Navy Yard | 12:01AM Saturday until Closing Sunday

Green Line trains will operate as follows: (more…)

02/12/16 3:50pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user brunofish

“Dear PoPville,

My apartment complex is staunchly refusing to provide me with an extra key fob, for any price. They gave me a spare key to my door however, so this policy is a bit confusing (I can’t get to my door without being able to get into the building, duh). According to my management company, were I locked out and there no security person present, which is every night after 8pm, I would have to call an emergency management number to get in the building for a fee of $40. So that means I’m standing alone, at night, in who knows what weather hoping the maintenance guy answers and comes to get me. Ridiculous.

After a great deal of frustrating back and forth, I’ve decided my only real solution is to clone my key fob. I’ve seen mail-away services that do this, but since I only have one fob I can’t afford to send it out to be cloned. Does anyone know of a reliable fob cloner in the DC metro area I could use to solve this problem??”

02/12/16 3:30pm

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 2 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.


“Riley, formerly of Brookland, was unfortunately hit by a car last week. But he was a great cat for 9+ years. A rare male calico, he loved stalking birds, pooping outside, and chasing that damn red dot. R.I.P. “Bubba”


“Near Southern Ave.

Thor who is asking, “Daddy may I go out and play in the snow”?”


“Ruthie, “the Snow Dog” Ready Willing and Able”!”

02/12/16 3:00pm


“Dear PoPville,

On Wednesday afternoon, two youths tried to steal one of my scooters (as seen on sweet city ride: the rumpshaker). I was coming out of the bathroom when I heard a small crash outside, and would have thought nothing about it except for that a friend had pointed out two suspicious looking kids pointing at the front of our house earlier in the day. I wasn’t there, so I cannot attest to whether the kids were suspicious looking or just pointing very suspiciously. When I ran to my bedroom window, I saw two teens pushing the scooter out of my back gate. I found them in the alley attempting to hotwire? the rumpshaker; however, all they did was figure out how to open the front storage area. Having just underwear and wool socks on, I gave them a good scare (as the sight of me in my underwear would), knocking one of the kids to the ground and doing my best to come up with curse words. They ran down the alley and I wheeled the scooter back inside and called the police who said they would “canvas the area.” (more…)

3408 Brown Street Northwest

This rental is located at 3408 Brown Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Mt. Pleasant end unit row house classically restored & updated w/all the modern amenities.Bright living rm with hardwoods/fireplace.Large separate Din.room w/pocket doors and original features. Gourmet kitchen w/gas cooking and access to back deck and brick patio. Powder room and front porch complete the first floor. Extra storage in bsmt & walk up attic. Walk to work, shops,cafes,Metro & more.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $3,750/Mo.

02/12/16 2:30pm


“Dear PoPville,

Since I was stuck indoors for most of Snowzilla I decided to go ahead and do my taxes. I filed my DC tax return electronically as I’ve done in past years, however I received a letter from the DC Office of Tax and Revenue Refund Response Unit yesterday asking for a LOT of information in order to verify my identity. I assume this is part of OTR’s attempted to cut down on fraud/identity theft, but I wanted to see if anyone else has received a similar letter?”