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From ALERT DC:
“The National Weather Service has extended the High Wind Warning from Friday, 3/2/2018 12:00 AM to Saturday, 3/3/2018 6:00 AM EST for the District of Columbia and the surrounding area.
Winds will be from the NW 25 to 40 mph with gusts around 60 to 70 mph. The strongest winds will be Friday morning through Friday evening.
Downed trees, power lines, and widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.”
Dangerously strong, and long-lasting winds coming – starting at, or soon after, midnight. Here's what to expect, & some actions to take to be ready. pic.twitter.com/OBKdiMEg1g
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) March 1, 2018
From a DDOT Community Alert:
“Due to the High Wind Warning issued by the National Weather Service for the District of Columbia and surrounding Counties, the District Department of Transportation, Public Space Regulation Division is advising all private users of public space to take immediate precautionary measures to secure all active work zones in the District. The work zones and sites must secure all fences, signs, equipment, and materials to prevent displacement due to high winds. All water-filled barriers must be filled, per DDOT standard.”