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District to end snow restrictions

Though plowing continues, the District will formally end the snow emergency at 5 p.m. Saturday, allowing people to resume parking on streets designated as snow emergency routes.

The District taxicab commission also announced that the snow emergency for taxicabs is no longer in effect.

The District issued a reminder that it is not legal to reserve a parking space on a public street with cones, chairs or anything else that would obstruct someone else from using the space.

By Ashley Halsey  |  February 13, 2010; 10:35 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting  
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So does this mean DC is giving up on plowing before all the lanes are clear??

Posted by: thetan | February 13, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

thetan: It sounds like it. I haven't seen any crews on Connecticut or the District part of Wisconsin. I have seen them on side streets, though.

Posted by: WashingtonDame | February 13, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Well, the one silver lining is that it looks like people who are parking in the curb lanes are at least shoveling a little snow out of the way first, so they aren't entirely blocking a travel lane. Though i'm not sure what's going on in commercial areas, like Cleveland Park, where it wouldn't surprise me in the least if people just park in the travel lane.

I have a feeling Fenty is going to pay for this come election time in September.

Posted by: thetan | February 13, 2010 11:01 PM | Report abuse

thetan: If you check the traffic cameras on Connecticut Ave, you can see people parking near the Nebraska Ave intersection. Because the curb lane is so narrow due to the snow, the cars partially end up in the adjacent traffic lane. So yes, allowing parking is going to block the flow of traffic.

Typical Fenty stupidity.

Posted by: WashingtonDame | February 14, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

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