Washington, DC

L'Enfant Plaza
Photo from PoPville flickr user Rukasu1

“Dear PoP,

As a northern transplant I thought you and other former northerners could share with our fellow Washingtonians on a few snow etiquette tips. Here are a few to get them started:

1. Shovel your sidewalk as soon as possible after the snow stops falling.
2. When shoveling out your car/ sidewalk/ driveway, do not throw the snow into the street
3. If your car gets hung up do NOT gun your engine and spin your tires. Try going slowly in reverse and forward to get you car free.
4. If you have to walk in the street, make sure you are walking towards oncoming traffic.

Do you have any more? Enjoy the next snowfall.”

I’d add when walking on a sidewalk that only fits one person always say thank you when someone in the opposite direction steps aside or waits for you to pass. What are some other good rules that should be adopted by all?

Of course most have heard by now the Federal Government is closed Wed. and Metrorail will only be serving underground stations, no bus service. In other deja vu news, I heard there will be another snowball fight at 2pm at Dupont Circle.

And Kramerbooks (1517 Conn. Ave., NW) has another good snow drink:

“We are only a snowball toss from Dupont Circle, and will be serving a new special drink to soothe Snoverkill: “The Snomore,” which is equal parts Chambord and Crème de Cacao in hot chocolate.”


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