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Preparation after Snow Blizzard 2016

Dear Residents,

The District Government, DC Public Schools and DC Public Charter Schools will be closed Monday, January 25. Residents are urged to stay off of the roads while phase two of snow removal starts in residential neighborhoods. You can track where plows are located in your neighborhood here. Please be on the look-out for your neighbors that need assistance, primarily our seniors and residents with disabilities. You may volunteer to shovel snow with the D.C. Resident Snow team here.

Please also note that snow emergency routes are still in effect. Do not park in these designated areas. Snow emergency tickets are $250 and they also result in the towing of your vehicle. To locate a towed vehicle, please call (202) 541-6083.

The District’s Cold Emergency Plan is currently active. If you see someone experiencing homelessness or in need of warm clothing, please contact the Department of Human Service’s shelter hotline at 1-800-535-7252 or 311. The warming/power outage centers are no longer open.

See below options for public transportation:

The Metrorail system will open at 7 a.m. and remain open until midnight. Fares will not be charged today. There will be limited underground service on the Red, Orange and Green lines as follows:

        Orange Line: Ballston to Eastern Market only

        Red Line: Medical Center to Union Station only

        Green Line: Fort Totten to Anacostia only


         Metrobus service will operate today from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. on snow emergency routes. Service is limited to 22 routes only. Details will be posted at Sign up to receive metro alerts.

Note that these buses will operate on Snow Emergency Routes only:

         District of Columbia: 32, 33, 36, 53, 70, 90, A6, A8, P12, S4, U8, X2


There will be no MetroAccess service today. Service will be restored when it is safe to do so.


Residents may park their vehicles in WMATA parking garages until Tuesday, January 26.

How to stay informed

You may call 202-637-7000 for recorded updates or follow Metro on Twitter @metrorailinfo @metrobusinfo.

For immediate assistance, do not hesitate to contact me at My staff is available to assist. Please see the contact list below:

Ronan Gulstone, Chief of Staff: (202) – 907-9827

Dionne Johnson Calhoun, Deputy Chief of Staff: (202) – 297-0152

Laisha Dougherty, Constituent Services Coordinator: (202) – 355-4257

Wesley Dawson, Constituent Services Coordinator: (202) – 288-0714.

In Service,


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