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Mayor Bowser to Deploy DC Snow Team at 9 pm, Saturday, March 19 for Light Snow

Friday, March 18, 2016
Snow may fall may occasionally Saturday night through Sunday night. Accumulation will be slight but motorists are asked to drive cautiously, especially during the Monday morning rush hour.

(Washington, DC) Mayor Muriel Bowser has directed the DC Snow Team to deploy Saturday, March 19, 2016.  The District will deploy more than 100 plows, based on weather reports that call for a weather event starting as rain around mid-day Saturday, possibly mixing with snow Saturday evening then becoming all snow Saturday night into Sunday morning. Sunday’s prediction is for a return to rain then a possible rain/snow mix Sunday evening, ending Sunday night. There is a possibility of one to two inches of snow accumulating on grassy areas and producing slush on roadways, bridges, ramps and colder locations. The overnight low temperature Sunday night into Monday morning may go down to 31F, which could produce icy areas on roadways. Uncertainty remains in the forecast, so the public is asked to monitor weather forecasts and travel cautiously when driving. The Snow Team will not pre-treat because the rain will wash away the brine/beet juice solution.

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 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