According to DDOTDC’s twitter account there will be free parking at the DC USA Complex in Columbia Heights. They write:
“District has identified some free parking for residents at DC USA retail center garage after 10pm Friday night.
Residents can park for free at DC USA throughout the weekend. Cars must be moved by noon on Monday to avoid charges.”
Given that the fee for parking on a snow emergency route is $250 plus towing that is a pretty sweet option.
Metrorail anticipates opening at 5 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 5. and closing above ground portions of the Metrorail system when snow accumulations reach eight inches or higher. Customers riding Metrorail are encouraged to use care and caution on Friday afternoon while entering and exiting Metrorail stations as station platforms may be wet and slippery due to weather conditions.
In the event above-ground rail service is suspended, the modified underground service will operate every 30 minutes as follows:
Yellow Line – Pentagon to Crystal City only
Red Line – Medical Center to Union Station only
Orange Line – Ballston to Stadium-Armory only
Green Line – Fort Totten to Congress Heights only
Blue Line – Ballston (extended to Blue Line) and Stadium-Armory only