District warns motorists about overnight freezing
District Mayor Adrian Fenty thanked snow removal crews Monday afternoon, and urged motorists to be careful of frozen streets during the Tuesday morning commute.
Crews have been working since Thursday, putting in twelve hour shifts throughout the weekend and into Monday and Tuesday morning.
A snow emergency declared over the weekend was lifted Monday morning at 9:30am.
But many streets could still be frozen and treacherous Tuesday morning.
“While the District streets are clear and available to all motorists, residents, and commuters, we must emphasize the need to drive slowly and with caution,” said District Department of Transportation Director Gabe Klein. “Temperatures are going to drop below freezing tonight and into the early morning commuting hours. Icy conditions, in particular in the form of black ice, are a real possibility and drivers must take it easy on all roadways, both in the District and throughout the region.”
Resident are asked to phone 311 to submit any further snow cleanup requests.
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