Photo by PoPville flickr user Erinn Shirley
From the National Weather Service:
“The next 24 hours will feature strong winds and plummeting temperatures. Wind Chill Advisories and Warnings have been issued for tonight into Monday morning. Bundle up to prevent frost bite and hypothermia.
via National Weather Service
And keep a look out for those in need:
“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.”
A reader reports:
“The attached photo is from L St SE in Navy Yard. This was taken today, it’s now a sheet of ice.”
With the coming precipitation – please be extra cautious walking home tonight.
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. (more…)
Photo by Emma Keane
Thanks to Emma for sharing:
“Only in DC would someone build a Ruth Bader Ginsburg instead your run-of-the-mill snowman”
Spotted in Adams Morgan over the weekend. Hope this guy survived the snurlough.
Shepherd Street from Josh
“Baby Side Eye for the sidewalks of shame!” in Columbia Heights from Chelsey
Pedestrian bridge at Rhode Island Ave from Heidi. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Bekah Richards
From the Mayor:
“On Tuesday, January 15, DC Government and DC Public Schools (DCPS) will open on time. For updates on delays and closures at DC Public Charter Schools, families can track the DC Public Charter School Board’s inclement weather page.”
“OPM reports the Federal Government will open on a 2-hour delay tomorrow Tuesday January 15, 2019.”
Apologies to Sherman and Anastasia for almost forgetting Sherman. (more…)