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District Snow Team To Fully Deploy Tuesday, March 3 For Wintry Mix

Monday, March 2, 2015
Evening rush hour may be affected by snow, sleet, freezing rain mix.

Contact: LaToya Foster (202) 355-5326
Linda Grant (202) 671-2375
Reggie Sanders (202) 437-0809

(Washington, DC) Mayor Muriel Bowser will deploy the District Snow Team, starting at 11 am Tuesday, March 3 with a full deployment of more than 200 snow trucks that will be on their routes by 1 pm. Bridges, ramps and other elevated structures are being pre-treated Monday, March 2. A wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is possible Tuesday between 1 pm and 7 pm with temperatures near freezing and becoming all rain after 7 pm. The high Tuesday is 36F and the low 35F; however, temperatures may fall in the evening and affect the evening rush hour. The event is expected to be an all rain event after 7 pm.

Whatever the mode of travel, people are asked to be cautious when they are out. Property owners are asked to put abrasives (pet-safe de-icer, rock salt or non-clumping kitty litter) on their sidewalks before the storm starts.

Winter Weather Safety and Preparedness Tips:  Assist elderly or disabled neighbors with clearing their sidewalks. Also, for plow drivers’ safety, “Don’t crowd the plow.”  Residents are encouraged to go to for updates before, during and after winter storms, and for tips to get one’s home and family prepared for inclement weather.  Residents also may sign up at to receive emergency alerts and notifications from Alert DC.

The deployment plan is developed and implemented based on predictions made by the weather services; however, predictions may change after the plan has been implemented. Under those circumstances, the District Snow Team will pivot to meet the new conditions.

The Department of Public Works would like to advise its trash and recycling collection customers that employees will make every effort to complete their routes.

To track the plows, go to and click on Track Our Plows:

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