Time is Running Out to Prepare for Winter
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Linda Grant/DPW 202.671.2375
Thursday, January 19, 2012 John Lisle/DDOT 202.671.2004
YES, IT’S WINTER AND TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO PREPARE YOUR FAMILY, HOME, CAR FOR SNOW
Go to www.snow.dc.gov for preparation tips. We just might get snow this week.
(Washington, DC) It’s mid-January and we’ve been enjoying the mild weather, but the likelihood of escaping this winter without a snow storm is dwindling rapidly. Don’t get caught without a plan and the supplies necessary to weather a snow storm. Do you have a shovel, salt or other abrasives for your sidewalk? Do you have a scraper to remove snow from your car and a shovel to dig out your car if you get stuck? For more extensive lists of tips to prepare your family, home and car for winter weather go to www.snow.dc.gov.
Here are some highlights:
- Check with your child's school for closures.
- Plan your transportation ahead of time.
- Check weather forecasts weekly.
- Form a neighborhood shoveling team before it begins snowing.
- Learn more about snow operations based on the severity of storms.
- Make sure your car is winter-ready.
Go to www.snow.dc.gov for winter safety tips for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists as well as tips for safe cooking and heating your home. We want you to plan today just in case we have to plow tomorrow.
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