DC Mayor declares snow emergency, schools closed Wednesday

- D.C. Public schools will be closed on Wednesday due to the winter storm coming through the area.

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a Snow Emergency will be in effect from 9 a.m. Wednesday through 7 a.m. on Thursday. This means, however, that drivers may not park their cars along roadways considered "snow emergency routes," which are posted with red and white “Snow Emergency Route” signs. If you your car has been towed from a snow emergency route, call (202) 727-5000.

Crews were deployed Tuesday afternoon to pretreat roads in the District.

D.C. officials say the D.C. Snow Team will be monitoring the storm throughout the night into Wednesday morning and will begin plowing roads as necessary.

A Cold Emergency Plan has also been put into place to help homeless people in the District get proper shelter and services during the storm. Anyone who wants to request transportation to a shelter for homeless individuals in D.C., can call the toll-free Shelter Hotline at (202) 399-7093.

Overnight Warming Sites are in operation from 7:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Some sites may open later than 7:00 p.m.

A list of shelters and locations can be found on D.C. government's website.

There are also pages for important contact numbers, snow removal, and volunteer to help shovel snow for residents in need.

The D.C. Snow page has the latest information from the D.C. government, including contact information, closures, and delays.

Residents can also sign up for alerts.

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