D.C. to Continue Snow Emergency Until Wednesday Evening

January 27, 2016

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser says a snow emergency will remain in effect for the nation’s capital until 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The emergency means parking isn’t allowed on snow emergency routes. Vehicles that park on those roads will be towed. It also means a $15 surcharge for taxicab rides will remain in effect until that time.

The District of Columbia government opened Tuesday, and city schools will open Wednesday.

City emergency management director Christopher Geldart says there are some city streets that haven’t seen a plow yet. He says crews are working hard to clear residential areas.

Bowser also says the city won’t be issuing fines to people for not shoveling their sidewalks. A law authorizing the fines just took effect this winter.

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