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Posted at 8:53 PM ET, 02/14/2010

Once more, with feeling: Snow emergency in D.C.

By Erica Johnston

The "snow emergency" declaration is back in the District.

After the latest snow emergency was lifted on Saturday, another will begin at 9 a.m. Monday in order to help crews to plow during an expected snowfall.

D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty said in a news release Sunday night that the city's transportation and public-works departments will start pre-treating already cleared roads at 9 a.m. Crews will also put down salt and brine on major corridors, bridges, overpasses, ramps and hilly streets.

Under the emergency declaration, drivers who park along corridors posted with white and red "snow emergency route" signs can be fined and towed.

The National Weather Service is predicting that a wintry mix will start about midday. The Capital Weather Gang is calling for one to four inches of snow in the region, with the highest totals north and west of the District.

By Erica Johnston  | February 14, 2010; 8:53 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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Honestly, are there any editors left on staff at the Post? "D.C. Mayor Andrian M. Fenty"

Posted by: DCResidentEmployee | February 14, 2010 10:47 PM | Report abuse

"The Natoinal Weather Service is predicing..."

Posted by: DCResidentEmployee | February 14, 2010 10:49 PM | Report abuse

And yet you are online, enjoying timely, up-to-the-minute updates. In the digital age there will be typos, because we demand a lot of information, immediately.

Posted by: nickg1 | February 15, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

I see many dump trucks taking the snow away. Does anyone know where they are taking it in DC and northern Va.?
I can't seem to find any answer to this. Maybe I should go ask one of the dump truck drivers. Where are you taking the snow. It can't all be going to the old DC general parking lot.

Posted by: joebstewart | February 15, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

This isn't a live chat, Nick. It's a blog for a major newspaper that employs skilled writers.

Posted by: DCResidentEmployee | February 15, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Every sidewalk in DC and the suburbs should be clear--The taxpayers had 270,000 feds sitting on their xss last week getting paid for doing nothing --just like every week-- My fed neighbor just brought me a bottle of scotch- to thank me for his vacation-He was in Flordia on vacation last week and the government GAVE him ALL his leave hours back because John Berry said it was too dangerous to work in DC--

Posted by: syoung29 | February 15, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

In DC, they are taking the snow to the RFK stadium parking lots.

Posted by: thetan | February 15, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

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