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Upper NW streets still buried

Critical thoroughfares and side streets in upper Northwest Washington are still snowed under this morning, with little signs of salt or plows.

Connecticut Ave. between the Van Ness and Cleveland Park neighborhoods still appeared treacherous and side streets Tilden and Van Ness streets, which serve as feeders between Wisconsin and Connecticut Aves. and drivers trying to get to or through Rock Creek Parkway, were still under at least eight inches of snow. Other nearby sidestreets appeared impassable.

--Ed O'Keefe

By Michael Bolden  |  February 7, 2010; 9:33 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Weather  
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A lot of Fenty and Obama supporters in these neighborhoods. I guess they're die-hard Democrats who will vote "D" no matter what.

Posted by: WashingtonDame | February 7, 2010 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Guess Fenty was too busy attending the snowball fight at Dupont Circle to worry about how those feeder streets off Conn. Ave will get plowed...

And why not call out the guard to help clear some of those residential streets...???? Just a thought...

Same for Va...the governer called for a state of emergency before the first snowfall so why not use the guard??We use them for floods and other emergencies so why not now?????????

Posted by: pentagon40 | February 7, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

I live in Northwest DC an my street was plowed early this morning. Nearby streets were plowed yesterday. Conditions are still not good, and you have to move a lot of snow to get into the one plowed lane, but compared to 1996 the city has done far, far better. In the snow storm last December the city plowed my street during the storm and then again after it subsided. In 1996 the first plow on our street came 12 days after the first snow fall. The DC government is doing a lot better than it did in the past in clearing side streets.

Posted by: JHBinDC | February 7, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

ditto here in Woodley Park. There is a decent amount of traffic on Connecticut, but the side streets are pretty much impassible.

I wonder why Cathedral Ave east of Connecticut hasn't been is a snow emergency route, unlike Van Ness and Tilden streets...

Posted by: thetan | February 7, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

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