My husband and I were walking home from the Christmas tree lighting and saw lots of DC’s snow plows lined up on Constitution Ave. No snow in sight. Was this some kind of display? I had heard that we had recently bought several new plows (they even had plastic on the seats in several of them!). Any idea what it was about?”
Hmm, I know yesterday the DC government had a snow emergency exercise:
“In preparation for the winter season, Mayor Gray and agency officials will participate in a Severe Winter Weather Tabletop Exercise (TTX) December 1. The goal of the exercise is to engage agency officials, D.C. Council staff, business leaders, community stakeholders and as regional and federal partners in the practice and discussion of severe-winter-weather scenarios involving agency preparedness, planning, response and recovery for both large and small events.
WHAT/WHO: Mayor Vincent C. Gray, D.C. agency directors, D.C. Council staff, regional and federal partners, and business and community leaders will participate in a severe-winter-weather tabletop exercise in preparation for the upcoming season.
WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, December 1, 2011
9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Headquarters 2 Building (HQ2)
1900 Pennsylvania Avenue NW”
Of course that was only a tabletop exercise. Anyone know more about the display of snow plows yesterday?