via National Weather Service
“Accumulating snow is expected late today and overnight. Winter Weather Advisories have been expanded over the DC and Baltimore metro areas. Be prepared for hazardous driving conditions.”
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Transportation to Warmth and Safety: Free transportation to shelter is provided to anyone experiencing homelessness in the District during a Hypothermia Alert. To request transportation to shelter for people in Washington, DC who are experiencing homelessness, contact the Shelter Hotline by calling (202) 399-7093 or 311. Please include the time, address or location of the person, and a description of the person’s appearance.
With the National Weather Service (NWS) forecasting a mix of snow and ice this evening, with a likely accumulation of one inch in the District, Mayor Bowser has deployed the DC Snow Team to begin pretreatment of roads at 10:00 a.m. with 39 trucks. At 12:00 p.m., 169 additional plows will begin treating other roads throughout the District. The DC Snow Team’s full deployment will continue overnight and through the Friday morning commute. Residents and motorists can register to receive important weather alerts from the District on their devices by signing up for AlertDC at alertdc.dc.gov.
The DC Snow Team encourages residents and commercial property owners to apply abrasives such as rock salt, de-icer, or non-clumping kitty litter to the sidewalks around their properties to reduce the possibility of icing and to prevent slips and falls.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted Eytan
Mayor Bowser is committed to a quick completion of plowing and salting along major roads and residential streets, which in turn means a faster return to normal traffic flow and earlier resumption of trash collection and other city services. To report any concerns, residents should call the Citywide Call Center by dialing 311.
Because of today’s snow deployment, the Department of Public Works (DPW) will not be collecting Christmas trees and holiday greenery today. The equipment used for these collections will be used as part of the DC Snow Team deployment.
For more information about DC’s snow program and preparing for winter weather, or to see where District Snow Team plows are working, go to snow.dc.gov.