NEWS RELEASE NEWS RELEASE NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: John Lisle 202.486.5838 Saturday, February 28,Message 1 of 1 , Feb 28, 2009View Source
NEWS RELEASE NEWS RELEASE NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: John Lisle 202.486.5838
Saturday, February 28, 2009 Nancee Lyons 202.369.6808
District Prepares for Back-to-Back Storms
(Washington, DC) The National Weather Service is predicting two weather systems entering the District area. The first is forecasted to begin as rain and possibly turn to a rain/sleet mixture as temperatures begin to drop during the night and into Sunday morning. The accumulation total currently anticipated is around a coating to an inch with a possible slushy coating on the roads.
A second weather system is currently being forecasted for Sunday around 4pm. Snow is predicted to fall through the night into Monday morning with possible accumulations totaling 1-2 inches. Weather services continue to monitor this storm and further updates will be provided as the information becomes more certain.
The District’s Snow Team (District Department of Transportation and Department of Public Works) is planning a full deployment beginning tonight at 11p.m. Nearly 200 pieces of equipment including heavy and light plows and sprayer trucks will be deployed to begin treating elevated surfaces and roadways, including bridges, overpasses and ramps as well as roadways and residential streets.
Motorists are advised to proceed with caution. Additional information on the snow deployment plan may be found at www.ddot.dc.gov.
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Public Affairs Specialist
DC Department of Public Works
2000 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 671-2637, 671-0642 (fax)