DC Public Schools Opening with Two Hour Delay; Street Sweeping Still Suspended; Shovel Your G-Damn Sidewalks

by Prince Of Petworth March 15, 2017 at 6:30 am 37 Comments

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“As of 5 a.m., Metrobus and Metrorail are operating on a regular weekday schedule.”

From the Mayor’s Office:

“On Wednesday, March 15 DC Public Schools (DCPS) will open with a two hour delay, and DC Government will open on time. In addition, regularly scheduled after care and after school activities will occur at all DCPS schools. For updates on delays and closures at DC Public Charter Schools, families can track the DC Public Charter School Board’s inclement weather page at http://www.dcpcsb.org/inclement-weather-updates.

On Wednesday, the Department of Public Works (DPW) will resume scheduled bulk trash pickup, but street sweeping will remain suspended. Property owners – residential and commercial – are reminded that they are required to remove snow from their sidewalks within the first 8 hours of daylight after a storm ends, otherwise they may be subject to enforcement actions.

Residents who are homeowners, age 65 or older and/or living with a disability may be eligible for an exemption from this requirement. For further information about the exemption process and to receive an application, call 311. On Wednesday, DPW’s Solid Waste Education and Enforcement Program (SWEEP) officers will begin enforcing the sidewalk shoveling regulation and prioritize corridors with higher pedestrian traffic.

Pedestrians and motorists should continue to use caution when travelling on Wednesday, as refreezing may occur overnight.”


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