“Most Metrobus service will resume normal routing starting at 1 p.m. today. Many routes had been operating on planned snow detours since 7 a.m. to avoid hilly terrain, narrow streets and other problem areas.
The majority of Metro’s 316 bus routes will resume normal service. However, the following three routes will remain suspended due to road conditions: M8, M9 and U4
In addition, the following ten routes will continue to operate on snow detours: A4, A6, A8, D12, P12, R12, S80, E6, 3A and 3T.”
“The Snow Emergency Fare is extended from 7 pm on March 3 following a Snow Emergency during the day. The fare will end 5 hours later at 12 am midnight unless further extended as determined by weather conditions. This fare authorizes taxis to add a flat fee of $15 to the metered charge.”
Washington DC Snowball Fight Association is calling for a bigTITANic battle today:
“Winter storm TITAN is set to bring some serious snow to the DC area on Monday, March 3rd – an extraordinary event for this late in the season. So let’s celebrate with a Titan-ic snowball fight! (at 2:00pm)
A few things that we’d like to remind everyone who shows up for our traditional rumble in front of the Smithsonian Castle:
• Invite your friends!
• Please follow any instructions given by the Metropolitan Police Department or the U.S. National Park Police
• Please respect the media when they’re working, especially please don’t target camera operators
• It’s probably best to keep pets and small children out of the battle zone
• This is meant to be fun! So play fair, DON’T THROW ICE, and wear any protective gear you think you need!
• Pelting moving vehicles could cause accidents, SO DON’T DO IT!
• Anyone who behaves recklessly is responsible for the consequences. Safety is important to us!
See you in the Circle!LOCATION CHANGE: Due to ice buildup in Dupont Circle, we will meet on the National Mall, right north of the Smithsonian Castle, with easy access to the Smithsonian and Archives Metro stations.”
“With a heavy snowfall predicted, the District announced today that a snow emergency will go into effect at 7 am, Monday, March 3. By declaring a snow emergency, the District Snow Team (Department of Public Works and Department of Transportation) will be able to clear snow emergency routes curb to curb. To learn where a vehicle has been towed, call the Towed Vehicle Locator office at 202.541.6083 or go to http://dpw.dc.gov/service/locate-towed-vehicle.
The snow emergency will remain in effect until an announcement is made that it has been lifted. Motorists are asked to tune into television and radio broadcast stations or go towww.snow.dc.gov for a notice that the snow emergency has been lifted.
Vehicles ticketed for a snow emergency violation and towed by DPW will be taken to the DPW Impound Lot at 5001 Shepherd Parkway, SW 20032. The lot is open weekdays from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm, the telephone number is 202.645.5500. The lot is closed weekends, holidays and when DC government is closed. To have an impounded vehicle released, these fees must be paid before the vehicle will be released:
•$250 ticket for the snow emergency violation.
•$100 tow fee.
•$20 per day storage fee.
Additional fees also may be required to be paid, e.g., fees for tickets older than 60 days that have not been entered into the adjudication system. These fees may be paid at the impound lot by bank debit card, credit card (Mastercard, Visa and Discover) or online through the Department of Motor Vehicles Website –http://dmv.dc.gov/.
Ice and snow can accumulate on tree limbs, which can then pull down power lines and lead to power outages from downed wires. Should power outages occur, Pepco strongly urges the public to call 1-877-Pepco-62 (1-877-737-2662) to report power outages and downed wires (stay away from downed wires and report them immediately).
Residential and commercial property owners are asked to apply an abrasive such as non-clumping kitty litter, rock salt or deicer before the storm begins. They also should be aware that sidewalks must be cleared of snow within 24 hours of the end of the storm.”
“All Metrobus service (all routes, all lines) will be suspended Monday morning due to expected hazardous weather conditions.
Metro’s Emergency Operations Center will monitor weather and road conditions during the day on Monday to determine when service may be restored. Bus service will only be restored when it is safe to do so.”
“Winter Storm Warning for District Of Columbia, DC
WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM EST MONDAY…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW… SLEET… AND FREEZING RAIN… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM EST MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
* PRECIPITATION TYPE… FREEZING RAIN… CHANGING TO SLEET… AND THEN HEAVY SNOW.
* ACCUMULATIONS… UP TO ONE TENTH INCH ICE… MORE AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS… THEN 8 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW.”
“The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Washington DC in effect from Midnight Sunday through Monday afternoon. Freezing rain, sleet and snow are expected with possible snowfall totals of five inches. Temperatures overnight Sunday are expected to be in the lower 30′s then dropping to the mid to upper 20′s for Monday.”
“Weather forecast for the DC area indicates possible 6-10 inches of snow starting as rain Sunday and changing over to sleet and freezing rain and then all snow after around 3AM Monday. The snow will continue until around 7PM Monday evening.
The snow should end Monday evening with very cold temperatures overnight Monday and the high Tuesday of 31F.”