Reports of snow falling in the Washington, D.C. area on Saturday and Sunday have rapidly increased.
According to The Washington Post, you can expect to see some flurries starting as early as Saturday. Capital Weather Gang warns people to expect 3 to 4 inches. Knowing the DMV, how long do we think it'll take for the snow to melt?
Washington D.C. District Snow Team has a few tips if we do actually see some flakes this weekend:
- Elderly and residents with disabilities may get help with shoveling snow. Call 311 (@311DCgov) and ask for the Resident Snow team. These residents may apply for an exemption from the sidewalk shoveling requirement. Call 311 to apply.
- Si usted es una persona de la tercera edad y necesita ayuda removiendo nieve, por favor llame al 311 (@311DCgov).
- Do yourself a favor before the storm begins – apply deicer or rock salt to your sidewalk and steps. This will make clearing snow and ice easier after the storm ends. The DC Snow Team uses pet-friendly deicer on its pedestrian bridges.
- Follow these tips from the National Safety Council:
- Do not shovel after eating or while smoking.
- Take it slow and stretch out before you begin.
- Shovel only fresh, powdery snow; it’s lighter.
- Push the snow rather than lifting it.
- If you do lift it, use a small shovel or only partially fill the shovel.
- Lift with your legs, not your back.
- Do not work to the point of exhaustion.
- Don’t pick up that shovel without a doctor’s permission if you have a history of heart disease. If you feel tightness in the chest or dizziness, stop immediately.