DC Snow Team Deployment
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(Washington, DC) The District Snow Team (Department of Public Works and District Department of Transportation) has 200 plows that are on their routes at this time. Major streets, bridges and elevated structures have been pre-treated with a brine/beet juice mixture to help prevent snow from sticking to the pavement. The weather forecast calls for possibility of up to one inch of accumulated snow.
"Unlike previous snow events this season, roadway temperatures are well below freezing so snow likely will be on the ground during morning rush hour," said DPW Director William O. Howland, Jr. "We want motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to be especially cautious as they travel throughout the District in the early morning. This is important since so many people leave the house for work and school before daybreak."
Snow Safety and Preparedness Tips: People driving, walking or bicycling around the District should travel cautiously. Property owners are asked clear their sidewalks of snow within 24 hours of the end of the storm, and assist their elderly or disabled neighbors with clearing their sidewalks. Also, for our drivers' safety, "Don't crowd the plow." Residents are encouraged to go to snow.dc.gov for updates before, during and after snowstorms, and for tips to get one's home and family prepared for inclement weather. Residents also may sign up at alert.dc.gov to receive emergency alerts and notifications from Alert DC. Protective actions / Please drive with caution, roadways may be icy, drive with caution over bridges, overpasses and tunnels.