(WASHINGTON, DC) The District Snow Team will deploy 50 plows, starting at 9 pm, Wednesday, December 14, to be ready for the possibility of light snow to fall overnight. There is a 30% probability of snow, so the crews will focus attention on bridges, elevated structures, overpasses, and ramps. While little accumulation is expected, temperatures will be below freezing and possible single-digit wind chill temperatures may occur on Thursday. Motorists are asked to drive carefully and remove any snow from their vehicles before travelling. Property owners, as a precaution, should spread an abrasive – rock salt, deicer or non-clumping kitty litter – on their sidewalks. The Snow Team has seen good results using pet-friendly deicer.
Since this is the first predicted snowfall of the season, it’s a good time to remind property owners – residential and commercial – that they are required to remove snow from their sidewalks within the first 8 hours of daylight after a storm ends, otherwise they may be subject to enforcement actions. Residents who are homeowners, age 65 or older and/or living with a disability may be eligible for an exemption from this requirement. For further information about the exemption process and to receive an application, call 311.
For information about preparing for winter weather, the District’s snow program, or seeing where District Snow Team plows are working, go to snow.dc.gov. During snow season, it’s important to stay informed about weather conditions and how District services are affected. Use the following social media sites for that purpose.
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