Snow’s finally starting to stick a bit! This is from Petworth. If you guys get any good snow shots please send me an email at princeofpetworth(at)gmail or tweet to @PoPville or upload to the PoPville flickr pool. Have fun!
“The DC Snow Team (Department of Public Works and Department of Transportation) will deploy more than 200 plows to commercial and residential streets Sunday morning, December 8 to be on site in advance of the upcoming wintry mix of freezing rain and snow. Meteorologists predict the storm will move in Sunday morning, starting as snow and maybe accumulating about 1-2 inches. Snow is expected to change to freezing rain/sleet for most of Sunday afternoon into the evening. The temperature is expected to hover at or around 32F- 34F and then, start to rise Sunday night around midnight into Monday morning and change to all rain.
The team is closely tracking the weather. If there is no rain Saturday, crews will apply the brine/beet juice solution to bridges, ramps, other elevated structures and challenging residential streets to reduce the chance of freezing.
“Freezing rain is the most dangerous winter condition there is, so we urge residents to stay safe and stay home,” said DPW Director William O. Howland, Jr. “Make this a time for enjoying family, rooting for your favorite football team or catching up on that book you’ve been meaning to read.” Director Howland added that freezing rain also may result in loss of power, so residents should be prepared. Pepco strongly urges everyone 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).
Property owners are asked to treat their sidewalks with an abrasive such as non-clumping kitty litter, a deicer or rock salt. This snow season, the Snow Team is testing the effectiveness of pet-safe deicer on bridges with pedestrian sidewalks.
DPW leaf collection crews are the backbone of the Snow Team; therefore, leaf collection will be suspended starting Friday, December 6 through the end of the event. These crews will return to collecting leaves and will continue collections in Area A neighborhoods until they are finished.”
“The D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced today that due to the heat advisory that is in effect for Thursday, July 18, pool hours will be extended for today, Thursday, July 18; Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20, 2013. Temperatures are expected to reach above 100 degrees.”
To help residents beat the heat, the following pools will have extended hours: (more…)
“In light of the excessive heat forecast for today and the remainder of the week, Metro will allow riders to carry and drink water on the system through the end of the service day on Friday, July 19.
The exception to Metro’s “no eating or drinking” policy applies to water only — in stations and aboard trains, buses and MetroAccess vehicles.
Passengers are encouraged to use reusable containers or bottles that can be tightly secured and to use trash receptacles to dispose of any waste.”
“Today, the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced extended outdoor pool hours, due to the expected high temperatures for Tuesday, July 16 and Wednesday, July 17, 2013. While all pools will continue to observe their regularly scheduled closure day, select pools will have extended hours. According to the National Weather Service, the District will have extremely high temperatures and high humidity. Residents are encouraged to stay inside if possible.
To help residents beat the heat, the following pools will have extended hours:
Banneker Recreation Center Pool (2500 Georgia Avenue NW) || Tues., July 16: 1:00 pm – 8:30 pm || Wed., July 17: 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm (more…)
Storms, particularly those in the afternoon, may produce flooding rain, damaging winds, hail, and even isolated tornadoes. The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center places the region in a relatively rare “moderate risk” zone for severe weather.
If this thing does hit please send photos, questions, observations or anything related to the storms/derecho via email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com or via twitter to @PoPville, via facebook to Facebook.com/PrinceofPetworth, or via Flickr to the PoPville pool. Hoping the power stays on and please stay safe everyone!
Residents are reminded to stay clear of broken and hanging tree branches, which can fall at any time.
· Please report any downed tree branches by calling 311.
Residents are also reminded to stay away from downed wires, as they could be energized and electrical contact could be fatal. Report downed wires to Pepco by calling 1.877.PEPCO62
Power and Water Outages
To report a power outage, please call Pepco at 1.877.PEPCO62. Customers may report outages online at pepco.com or download Pepco’s smart phone app, pepco.com/mobileapp to report and track outages. To report a water outage, residents can call DC Water at 202.612.3400
Motorists are reminded to treat dark intersections as four-way stops and to avoid driving through standing water.
And if your power does go out here is a good guide from USDA: