DC Snow Team Deploys, Residential Street Sweeping Suspended
While today is technically the first day of spring, Mother Nature does not seem ready to let go of winter just yet. Forecasts are predicting total snow accumulations by Wednesday evening of 1—3 inches, with up to 5—7 inches possible. With this in mind, the DC Snow Team fully deployed with more than 200 heavy and light plows this morning starting at 10:00 a.m. to pretreat treat all National Highway System, primary, secondary and residential routes within the District. Our crews will be working throughout the evening and tomorrow to treat and plow roads.
With today’s inclement weather, and because our drivers work as part of the DC Snow Team, street sweeping has been suspended today throughout the District.
To prepare for the snow and Wednesday morning commute, residents are encouraged to heed the following tips:
Take Metro as an alternative to driving.If driving, do so cautiously and maintain safe speeds and distances from other vehicles.Keep a safe distance from emergency and snow vehicles and use caution when attempting to pass a snowplow. Give the drivers plenty of room to safely do their jobs.Be aware of hazardous road conditions, particularly black ice which can be deceptive in appearance and give the driver a false sense of security on the road.Drive and walk carefully on bridges, ramps and other elevated structures which can freeze before the roadway.Cyclists should use caution and avoid biking directly on snow or ice.
For more information about DC’s snow program and preparing for winter weather, or to see where District Snow Team plows are working, go to snow.dc.gov.