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DC Snow Team will deploy more than 100 plows on Saturday

by Prince Of Petworth March 18, 2016 at 5:07 pm 7 Comments

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From DPW:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser has directed the DC Snow Team to deploy Saturday, March 19, 2016. The District will deploy more than 100 plows, based on weather reports that call for a weather event starting as rain around mid-day Saturday, possibly mixing with snow Saturday evening then becoming all snow Saturday night into Sunday morning. Sunday’s prediction is for a return to rain then a possible rain/snow mix Sunday evening, ending Sunday night. There is a possibility of one to two inches of snow accumulating on grassy areas and producing slush on roadways, bridges, ramps and colder locations. The overnight low temperature Sunday night into Monday morning may go down to 31F, which could produce icy areas on roadways. Uncertainty remains in the forecast, so the public is asked to monitor weather forecasts and travel cautiously when driving. The Snow Team will not pre-treat because the rain will wash away the brine/beet juice solution.”

  • petworther

    One of the plow contractors must have donated to the Bowser campaign too.

  • Jon

    That’s a relief. We’re overreacting, so it’ll just be a warm rain.

  • Ben

    Come on last frost so I can plant some tomato. Finally have a place with some outdoor space so getting a little antsy.

    • Anonymous

      Hold your horses — I wouldn’t plant tomatoes for another month, at least. Soil temp needs to be 55. Now’s the time for sowing greens.

  • NH Ave Hiker

    lol it’s not even going to stick on any paved roads/surfaces. It was 80 degrees last week.

  • Anonymous

    Seriously, overeact much? Potential of a little “slush” not even snow on a Saturday. Contractors have a nice little side deal going with Bowser, this will cost a pretty penny to the taxpayers. Does anyone know how much each truck costs to deploy?

    • Rachel

      Who can DC resident email about this? This is a waste of money and appears like a back room deal


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