“Ambulance stuck in the snow on unplowed street”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Rob Cannon

“Dear PoPville,

How about a Wednesday edition of “Has Your Street Been Plowed?”?

No one ever came on the side streets in our neighborhood of Adams-Morgan between Columbia/19th St, NW and 18th Street, NW. Some vehicles have pushed through and created a single one-way lane of ruts, which, if cars meet, requires one to reverse and back up or down a hill and risk sliding into cars parked on both sides of the street. It’s like a bad game of bumper cars.

The city’s online snow plow reporting system was so bogus and did not reflect reality. It was just a bunch of warm dry people in heated offices looking at warm dry screens and telling people snow action request tickets were closed.”

Ed. Note: Check out this map to see streets that have been plowed.

Also I just got this email from a reader:

“Ambulance stuck in the snow on unplowed street

I wanted to share this video I took this morning on the 1400 block of Belmont St NW. An ambulance picked someone up then got stuck in the snow because after 3 days DC has not sent any plows down the street even once. At the end, the driver had to get out to shovel his tires out of the snow and back down the street.”

Video after the jump.

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5 Comment

  • Oops! my bad…only read the second posting with the video

    • Okay my comment makes no sense now. The comments that were previously here have been removed (?) Please disregard 🙂

  • I found the DC snow plow tracker to be pretty accurate for my corner of Park View. The many side streets which were in fact unplowed as of last night were shown in the tracker as not having been plowed.

    • There was an article in the Post that said the online tracker wasn’t accurate. 1) It doesn’t cover contractors who are out in force; and 2) it’s tracking where vehicles went, not what they actually did (so, for example, none of the salting information was accurate because it was reflecting the potential for salting if a salt vehicle was in the vicinity, but that didn’t mean the salt truck actually put down salt).

  • my upstairs neighbor told me she had to help an ambulance get unstuck on unplowed vermont ave just south of logan. supposedly, they had to get a burn victim either to or from fairfax. she was totally perplexed as to why they were in logan circle, and why they chose a small unplowed road on their route.

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