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The Moment We’ve All Been Waiting For – Well Some of Us

by Prince Of Petworth January 11, 2016 at 1:47 pm 15 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

From DPW:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser announced today that she will deploy the DC Snow Team (Department of Public Works and District Department of Transportation) Tuesday, January 12 to address the possible light snow event.

“For months, the Bowser Administration has been preparing and planning for winter weather. And we are ready,” said DPW Acting Director Christopher J. Shorter. “Although the current forecast for Tuesday calls for light snow that will not accumulate, we will deploy 15 plows tomorrow – to err on the side of caution and safety.”

The plows will be positioned on bridges and overpasses as well as the freeways and major routes to monitor conditions and spread salt if necessary. The deployment will continue until the threat of snow has passed.”

Ed. Note: Damn it – that was anti climatic. ba dum bum.

  • Caroline

    I finally got snow boots this year. So if there’s no snow I’m probably to blame.

    • hahaha return them!!!

    • gotryit

      I’ll one up you. I got a snow blower. You’re welcome, anti-snow people.

  • Blithe

    Snort! I enjoyed the Ed. Note! lol

  • JohnH

    What exactly have they done to prepare for months? Order salt? Inflate the truck tires?

    • AmyM

      It’s *locally sourced*, *artisan* salt, harvested by hand from a single salt silo nestled between the hamlets of metro Baltimore.

      That sort of attention to detail takes time.

  • Grant Circle

    I wish that Bowser would deploy stop killing people teams with as much attention ad she relishes on DC snow team deployments.

    • Susan

      +1 If only she had prepared this much for all the crime we’ve been having

  • anonymous

    They need to fix all the damn potholes in the city. Which reminds me- 395 tunnel from NY Ave is damn near in shambles. I get that there is construction going on- but why does the roads have to be so beat damaged? They are trying there best to get the city to allow them to close down that stretch of road so they can finish faster. My poor car every morning when I’m commuting to work.

    • GBinCH

      Its gotten to the point that I won’t go through the 395 tunnel anymore. I’d rather take longer on surface streets.

      • anonymous

        How can the city allow this? Yet I see they manage to relocate the speed camera to all different positions along this stretch. They need to take that money and upkeep the roads during the construction. It’s really a shame.

    • jumpingjack

      I question whether the city did any pothole fixes after last winter. There are so many huge potholes on major roads that have been there for nearly a year now.

      • Marty

        I did see that large “ant eater” looking truck shooting out some of the rock fill last spring. However, that stuff stays in the potholes for about 30 minutes, then spreads everywhere and gets shot up at frightening speed upon all of the windshields of passing cars.

        I haven’t seen any actual pothole filler teams/trucks around, FWIW.

    • brookland_rez

      It’s a real hazard on my motorcycle. Those potholes are dangerous.

    • JohnH

      I don’t know how they go about doing it. Do they primarily rely on people reporting them? I’ve done that and they’ve been fixed. But there are also some massive ones I haven’t reported that haven’t been touched. I’d imagine the ones reported get priority, but I don’t know?


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