FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, February 11, 2016
LaToya Foster (EOM) – (202) latoya.foster
Linda Grant (DPW) – linda.grant
Terry Owens (DDOT) – terry.owens
Mayor Bowser to Deploy DC Snow Team at Noon, Fri., Feb. 12;
Pretreatment Begins Tonight and Will Continue Until Snow Begins to Fall
Accumulation will be slight but below freezing temperatures may cause snow to stick.
(WASHINGTON, DC) Mayor Muriel Bowser has directed the DC Snow Team to go into a full deployment Friday, February 12. The District will deploy about 200 plows by noon, based on weather reports that call for a coating to a half inch of snow to fall between Friday afternoon and midnight. Below-freezing temperatures may cause snow to stick to the pavement and affect Friday’s afternoon rush hour. The Snow Team will pretreat bridges and overpasses as well as the freeways and other major routes tonight and tomorrow until snow begins to fall.
Motorists are asked to drive cautiously and, if possible, take public transportation instead of driving. Before the storm begins, residents and businesses should apply abrasives, e.g., pet-friendly deicer, salt, non-clumping kitty litter) to the sidewalks around their properties to reduce the possibility of icing. This also will allow easier removal of snow and ice from the sidewalks after the storm ends.
The DC Snow Team asks residents and business owners to go to snow.dc.gov and listen to radio, television or NOAA Weather Radio for weather reports and emergency information. The social media sites below also will provide information about the DC Snow Team’s deployment.
Mayor Bowser Twitter: @MayorBowser
Mayor Bowser Facebook: facebook.com/MayorMurielBowser
Mayor Bowser Website: mayor.dc.gov
DPW Twitter: @DCDPW
DPW Facebook: DPW on Facebook
DPW Website: dpw.dc.gov
Snow Website: www.snow.dc.gov
DDOT Twitter: @DDOTDC
DDOT Facebook: facebook.com/DDOTDC
DDOT Website: ddot.dc.gov
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Public Information Officer
DC Department of Public Works
2000 14th Street, NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20009