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District Prepares for Back-to-Back Storms

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  • Chairman, 5D Citizens' Advisory Committee
    DDOT List FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: John Lisle 202.486.5838 Saturday, February 28, 2009 Nancee Lyons 202.369.6808 District
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      DDOT List

      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 this evening as rain and possibly turn to a rain/sleet/ice mixture as temperatures begin to drop during the night and into Sunday morning.  


      In anticipation of freezing temperatures throughout tonight the District’s Snow Team (District Department of Transportation and Department of Public Works) is planning a full deployment beginning 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. 


      A second weather system is currently being forecasted for Sunday around 4pm.  Snow is predicted to fall through Sunday 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.

      Motorists are advised to proceed with caution.  Additional information on the snow deployment plan may be found atwww.ddot.dc.gov.




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