Snow removal on Wisconsin Avenue
District snow crews are working in the 4600 to 4800 blocks of Wisconsin Avenue near Nebraska Avenue NW, the District Department of Transportation says. They are scheduled to be done and off the avenue by 5 p.m.
Minor delays are likely until the crews are finished, which should be before rush hour, DDOT says.
A traveler wrote in to tell me this hadn't worked out so well on Wednesday night.
Hi Dr. Gridlock:
I was appalled and angry Wednesday night while commuting to see bulldozers blocking all of Wisconsin Avenue down near M Street, clearing snow at 6 in the evening.
REALLY? During rush hour?! I understand that the ice and snow needs to be cleared out of the street, but they were stopping traffic completely in both directions for 10 minutes at a time at the corner of Wisconsin and M while the dozers maneuvered back and forth and dumped loads of snow into trucks parked on the other side of the street.
That might have been the end of the last tiny speck of respect I had for the city. I know this was an outlier freak storm, and I don't expect perfection, but this seems too ludicrous for words. There are 24 hours in the day, and 8 of them are already a traffic nightmare. Why not clear Wisconsin at 2 in the morning when no one is trying to drive home?
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