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DC Snow Emergency Begins at 9:30 am, Friday — Parking Available at DC USA

January 21, 2016

Mayor Bowser has declared a snow emergency starting at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, January 22. This means starting at 9:30 a.m. parking will be prohibited on emergency snow routes in the city (see map below), which include Georgia Avenue, 16th Street, U Street, and parts of Park Road, Kenyon, Irving, Columbia, Harvard, Florida and 9th in Ward 1.

Once the Official Snow Emergency goes into effect on Friday, then DC USA will allow nearby residents to use the parking facility for the price of $1 per day. According to DPW, upon arrival residents will receive a ticket and have their name and license plate information recorded by a U Street attendant. On their departure, the resident will present the same ticket received in order to get the discounted parking rate. Once the emergency has been lifted, any residents still using parking in the garage will be charged the difference, at the standard rate, for the time they were in the garage.

Snow emergency route map

Snow Closes Area Governments & Schools, But Not Early Voting

March 17, 2014

The Federal and District Governments are closed today due to the snow, as are DC Public Schools. This was also supposed to be the first day of early voting but I haven’t heard if it’s been delayed or not. The closures will not impact early voting. The Board of Elections announced before 7 a.m. that early voting will begin at 10:00 a.m. today at the lone voting center at One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW.

When you shovel today, be aware that the snow is wet and heavy. Take your time, consider shoveling smaller scoops, and if you have any neighbors who may needs assistance, lend a hand.

Below are a few photos of Rock Creek Church Road and Quebec Place taken around 7 a.m. this morning.

Quebec Place

Rock Creek Church Road

Shoveling Rock Creek Church Rd

Hurricane Irene Likely to Impact DC

August 26, 2011

As of 5 p.m. last night, the National Hurricane Center showed Hurricane Irene coming close enough to the District to potentially cause Tropical Storm force wind gusts of 30-60 mph, with higher gusts closer to the shore. In light of that threat, NWS Baltimore/Washington chose to issue a Tropical Storm Watch for our area. Residents concerned about flooding can pick up up to five sandbags from DPW to help protect their property. Details from DPW are below.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

CONTACT: Linda Grant



 (Washington, DC)  The DC Department of Public Works announced today that District residents, with DC identification, may pick up sandbags (up to five per household) at its New Jersey Avenue and K Street, SE site (entrance on New Jersey at I Street, SE).   Distribution begins Friday, August 26, at noon and runs through midnight.  Distribution resumes Saturday, August 27, at 8 am and continues through midnight.  The sandbags weigh between 40 lbs. and 50 lbs. and residents will need to load them into their vehicles.

DPW will have employees and signage directing residents to the site entrance.

Park View Weathers Snow

December 20, 2009

Considering that the Washington area had a record-breaking 16″  of snow yesterday, the area — or at least the Park View portion I walked this morning — seems to have weathered the snow just fine.

Unlike years past, the snow is over and the roads are reasonably passable. Plows were out all of yesterday and did a reasonably good job of it. While it probably isn’t a big surprise that Rock Creek Church, Park Place, Warder, Irving and Columbia Roads are passable … even side streets such as Otis, Quebec, and Lamont — to name a few — are in fairly good shape (600 block of Quebec to the right).

About the only thing left is for residents to shovel their walks and dig out their cars … neither will be all that much fun. In walking the neighborhood it was obvious that cars are not only under more than a foot of snow but plowed in as well. After the jump are some more images of the area. (more…)

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