Washington, DC) Mayor Adrian M. Fenty is making an urgent request to residents and visitors to stay off city streets until after the snow storm has passed.
“With the storm upgraded to a Blizzard, our snow team is reporting visibility in the District is very low,” said Mayor Fenty. “While I recognize people want to get out and enjoy the snow, there is a significant safety concern as pedestrians are walking along city streets instead of sidewalks.” “I am urging everyone to take extra precautions if you need to be out and if you do not, to please stay off the District roadways.”
Earlier today, Mayor Fenty along with District Department of Transportation Director Gabe Klein and Department of Public Works Director William O. Howland, Jr. asked people to stay home and for vehicles to stay off the roadways. Now they are hoping to keep all unnecessary activities off DC streets.
The National Weather Service recently categorized the system in the District as a Blizzard as snow is now reported to be falling at 2 inches per hour. Nearly another 12 inches of snow still expected to fall.
Metro has suspended all bus service including DDOT’s Circulator line.