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Mayor Bowser to Place District Snow Team on Standby to Prepare for Icy Surfaces, Chance of Brief, Light Snow Friday Morning

Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Temperatures Will Dip Below Freezing Friday and Saturday. Residents Encouraged to Sign Up for Weather Updates and to Check on Vulnerable Neighbors and Call the Shelter Hotline at (202) 399-7093 to Request Free Transportation to Shelter

(Washington, DC) - Mayor Muriel Bowser will put the District Snow Team on standby starting at 6:30 am Friday morning, December 23 to address possible freezing rain and light snow predicted by the National Weather Service. Freezing rain with the slight possibility of light snow may occur between 10 am and 2 pm with temperatures in the low 30s.

Temperatures will remain in the low 30s headed into Saturday with night temperatures quickly dropping into the teens. Therefore, icy conditions can be expected with standing water or wet pavement.

The Snow Team will place 28 salt trucks on standby, from 6:30 am until 6:30 pm on Friday, to address any reports of icy conditions.

The DC Snow Team encourages residents and commercial property owners to apply abrasives such as rock salt, deicer, or non-clumping kitty litter to the sidewalks around their properties to reduce the possibility of icing and to prevent slips and falls whenever freezing precipitation is anticipated. The Snow Team uses pet friendly deicer on District pedestrian bridges. While any snow accumulation is unlikely this week, as the season progresses, business and homeowners are reminded that they must clear their sidewalks, parklets, and streateries of any ice or snow within eight daylight hours of an event’s end. 

Residents are encouraged to:

  • Check on vulnerable neighbors and call the Shelter Hotline at (202) 399-7093 to request transportation to shelter for persons in the District who are experiencing homelessness.
  • Register for important weather alerts from the District by signing up for AlertDC at You can also receive alerts by following the AlertDC Twitter feed.
  • Volunteer with Serve DC to clear their elderly and disabled neighbors’ sidewalks during winter weather events. Interested residents may register for the DC Volunteer Snow Team here.

The following shelter locations are open:

Shelters for Women

  • Adams Place Day Center at 2210 Adams Place NE
  • Community for Creative Non-Violence (CCNV) at 425 2nd Street NW
  • Sherwood Recreation Center at 640 10th Street NE
  • Harriet Tubman Shelter at 1900 Massachusetts Avenue SE #27
  • St. Josephine Bahkita at 6010 Georgia Avenue NW
  • Patricia Handy Place for Women at 1009 11th Street NW

Shelters for Men

  • Community for Creative Non-Violence (CCNV) at 425 2nd Street NW
  • Church of Epiphany at 1317 G Street NW
  • Salvation Army at 3335 Sherman Avenue NW
  • 801 East Shelter at 2722 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE
  • Adams Place Shelter at 2210 Adams Place NE
  • New York Avenue Shelter at 1355-57 New York Avenue NE
  • Patricia Handy Legacy at 810 5th Street NW
  • Trinidad Recreation Center at 1310 Childress Street SE

Shelter for LGBTQ+

  • Living Life Alternative at 400 50th Street SE

Families seeking emergency shelter can call the Shelter Hotline at (202) 399-7093 or 311 at any time day or night.


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