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Snow Emergency and Closures for March 6, 2015

Snow Emergency

A snow emergency is in effect until 9:30 am on Friday, March 6.

To locate a towed vehicle, call the Towed Vehicle Locator office at (202) 541-6083. Learn more at snow.dc.gov.

See if your DC street is a snow emergency route or find out where they are by using this new GIS map.


The DC government will open two hours late on Friday, March 6.

DC public schools are closed Friday, March 6. 

DPR facilites will open on a delayed schedule.

Track the Plows

When a snow event begins, you can use the Track Our Plows map to see where plows are located.

Snow Emergency Fares for DC Taxis

A Snow Emergency Fare is in effect beginning at 7 am on Thursday, March 5. The fare ends at 1 am on March 6.

Parking Meters

Parking meters are active today. Residents are advised to obey the snow emergency and refrain from parking at meters along emergency routes.

While DC government is closed, there is no enforcement at parking meters. DC government is enforcing the snow emergency that went into effect Thursday, March 5 at 7 am.

Trash Pick-Up

The DC Department of Public Works will attempt to pick up trash and recycling today. If trash and recycling pick-up is discontinued because of conditions, residents are asked to hold onto their items until their next collection day.

Metro and MetroAccess

Get the latest updates from WMATA at wmata.com.

ServeDC Citizen Snow Team

Serve DC, the District office dedicated to promoting volunteerism, is encouraging residents to volunteer on behalf of the DC Citizen Snow Team. The DC Citizen Snow Team is comprised of volunteers who are able to assist seniors and residents with disabilities with shoveling and snow removal in the event of winter weather. Currently, there is a critical need for volunteers in Wards 4, 7 and 8. You can register online to become a DC Citizen Snow Team volunteer. For questions or further information, call (202) 727-0709.

District Cold Weather Emergency

A Cold Emergency Alert is declared whenever the actual or forecast temperature, including the wind-chill factor, falls to 15˚F or to 20˚F with precipitation.

The District’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA), Department of Human Services (DHS) and other city agencies have determined that the weather as forecasted presents a danger to people out in the cold. By activating a Cold Emergency, Mayor Bowser authorizes the District to implement additional measures beyond traditional sheltering, such as warming sites, to keep residents who are homeless warm and safe.

For information on warming shelters and other government services call 211.  Individuals in the District who are homeless should call the Shelter Hotline toll-free at 1(800) 535-7252. To request transportation to shelters for individuals in the District of Columbia who are homeless, call 211 or email [email protected].