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Mayor Gray and District’s Snow Team to Hold Annual 'Dry Run' to Prepare for Winter-weather Season

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Mayor Gray and District’s Snow Team to Hold Annual 'Dry Run' to Prepare for Winter-weather Season

Snow fleet will be deployed across the District to test readiness for storms

What/Who:
Mayor Vincent C. Gray and more than 1,000 members of the District’s Snow Team from the Department of Public Works (DPW) and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will be participating in an annual “dry run” training event to prepare for the beginning of the District’s snow season.

When:
Friday, November 2, 2012, 9:00 am

Where:
RFK Stadium, Lot 8
(Lot 8 is east of the stadium. The entrance is on Independence Avenue SE behind the DC Armory.)

Background:
This annual exercise is conducted to re-familiarize the District’s Snow Team with their routes and equipment. About 700 plow drivers will drive their routes (leaving from RFK Stadium) while administrative, supervisory and logistical support team members also practice their functions at other sites, such as salt domes. The annual test helps ensure that District personnel are ready to keep the city moving if and when real-life winter precipitation occurs this winter.