Snow to Hit Washington DC, Mayor Readies 200 Snow Trucks

AP Photo/Susan Walsh
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has already sent her fleet of 200 snow removal trucks throughout the city in preparation for a snowstorm that could snarl the Thursday morning commute.

The National Weather Service is forecasting a winter storm system to hit the nation’s capital sometime during the early morning hours of Thursday, February 26. Snow is expected to fall through rush hour, snarling traffic and making the morning commute even more difficult than normal.

To get a jump on the storm, Mayor Bowser sent her trucks out starting at 11PM on Wednesday night. Officials are also asking residents to salt or sand down sidewalks in front of their homes and businesses before the snow hits.

Temperatures are also expected to drop in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and D.C., helping the snow to stick more easily.

The worst of the snow, though, is expected to hit well south of the D.C. metro area.

Richmond and Charlottesville, Virginia, and Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina, will likely take the brunt of the system.

There should be enough snow for David Goldberg of Rockville, Maryland, to once again break out his snow plow/toilet float to delight locals.

The inventive resident recently affixed a snowplow to a motorized toilet float he had made last year for parades. Goldberg says he created his motorized toilet/snow plow to break the monotony of the harsh winter season. He has named the contraption “Loo-cy.”

Another man has also found an interesting way to eliminate at least some of the snow near his home in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts.

Kyle Waring, 27, is actually eliminating small chunks of Massachusetts snow one package at a time by selling it over the Internet to anyone interested in buying genuine Massachusetts snow.

Packing the boxes of snow in insulated shipping crates, Waring is selling snow to all comers. Well, that is to everyone but other people in Massachusetts. Bay Staters are out of luck, he says. “We’re in the business of expunging snow,” Waring insists on his website.

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