Thursday, January 21, 2016

CM McDuffie: "Ward 5 Snow Emergency Preparation"

Dear Residents,
The National Weather Service (NWS) has forecasted a snow accumulation of 12-24 inches for Friday, January 22, 2016. A snow emergency will be declared at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow morning. The District Government will close at noon. District Public School’s will be closed. The D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) will serve as the emergency center of operations. If you or a neighbor is in need, please note that warming center designated for Ward 5 is Trinidad Recreation Center and the emergency shelter designated for residents impacted by a power outage is Turkey Thicket Recreation Center. Please be sure that you are prepared for the storm. Click here to see storm preparation tips.
My office has been in contact with Pepco and they have indicated that they are bringing in additional contractors to address any power outages due to the snow storm. The Department of Public Works is prepared for massive tree removal if necessary. If you see someone who is experiencing homelessness or in need of warm clothing, please contact the hypothermia hotline at 1-(800)-535-7252 or 311.
Please remind your neighbors that when a snow emergency has been declared, you may not park on designated snow routes. Failure to do so may result in a ticket of $250.
Below is a list of important numbers:
To report a power outage, contact Pepco’s 24-hour report line at 1-877-737-2662, visit or download Pepco’s mobile app here.
If you see someone who is homeless, contact the Department of Human Services Hypothermia Hotline at 1-800-535-7252 or 311.
To locate a towed vehicle, contact (202) – 541-6083.                       
To report a tree removal request, contact DC 311
To receive alerts on weather updates, traffic, and closings – sign up to receive TXT messages at AlertDC.
To track snowplows in your neighborhood, contact DC 311 or see the plow map here.                                                

Council of the District of Columbia
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

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