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DC Snow Team to Deploy Sunday, February 19 to Fight Season's First Accumulating Snow

Friday, February 17, 2012

DC Snow Team to Deploy Sunday, February 19 to Fight Season's First Accumulating Snow

Snow expected to start falling between 11 am-1 pm Sunday. Travel with caution

The District Snow Team will mount a full deployment of 220 snow plows Sunday, February 19, starting at 11 am, in anticipation of the season’s first accumulating snowfall. Plows will be on their routes as long as necessary.  

Weather forecasters are predicting up to 3”-6” of snow to start falling between 11am-1pm Sunday when temperatures will be in the mid-30s. Snowfall could be heavy in the afternoon and end between 7 pm-11 pm. The low temperature Sunday night is 28F, and temperatures should reach the mid-40s Monday, February 20.

People driving, walking or bicycling around the District should travel cautiously. Property owners are asked to pre-treat their sidewalks with abrasives and remove snow within 24 hours of the end of the storm, and assist their elderly or disabled neighbors with clearing their sidewalks. Additional safety tips are available at snow.dc.gov.