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DC Snow Team Deploys Tonight in Advance of Predicted Snow

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Little Accumulation Expected in the District; Focus Will Be on Elevated Structures

(Washington, DC)  The DC Snow Team (Department of Public Works and the District Department of Transportation) will deploy 45 plows beginning at midnight tonight to focus on elevated structures and bridges, including I295 and its ramps, Potomac River and Anacostia River crossings and other bridges.  While no more than one-half inch of snow is predicted to accumulate on grassy surfaces, elevated structures freeze more quickly and slush can form when the temperature dips overnight.

The weather forecast is for 1 to 2 inches of rain mixing with wet snow after midnight, followed by one to two hours of wet snow after 1 am.  The temperature at midnight is expected to be 41F and may drop to a low of 32-35F by 7 am Thursday.

The Snow Team will monitor the weather throughout the next 24 hours and make whatever changes to its deployment are necessary.