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Mayor Bowser Directs Full Deployment for Fri., Feb. 12 for Light Snow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Thursday, February 11, 2016

CONTACT:

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.

Social Media:

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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Linda Grant

Public Information Officer

DC Department of Public Works

2000 14th Street, NW, 6th Floor

Washington, DC 20009

202/671-2375/desk

202/497-1080/cell

202/671-0642/fax

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