Information for Snow Emergency for Washington DC Metro Area

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Weather outlets are reporting that D.C. could see the biggest snow storm in 4 Years on Wednesday night and Thursday. Some areas may see more than a foot of snow. Power outages throughout the area are possible. Governors for Virginia and Maryland and the mayor for DC have all already declared state of emergencies for their states and city, respectively. Please avoid snow emergency routes when parking your car or it may be towed. (For a full map of all DC Snow Emergency Routes, click here)

According to NBC Washington the following areas are predicted to receive the following snow fall:

  • D.C. and Alexandria: 6-7 inches
  • Southern Maryland: 3-6 inches
  • Extreme Southern Maryland: 1-3 inches due to sleet and rain mixing in
  • Southern Prince William, eastern Fairfax and Howard counties 6-10 inches
  • Western Fairfax, Frederick, Loudoun, Fauquier and Culpeper counties: 10-14 inches
  • Washington County: 7-10 inches

EMERGENCY Numbers

Pepco:

Call 202-835-1007

Click here for PEPCO emergency information

BGE

Call 800.685.0123

Click here for BHE emergency information

Dominion Virginia Power

Call 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357)
Click here for Dominion Virginia Power emergency information

Snow Tips:

Emergency Numbers: Security Operations Center 202-473-3333 World Bank 202-458-8888

Before winter approaches, add the following supplies to your emergency kit:
· Rock salt or more environmentally safe products to melt ice on walkways. Visit the Environmental Protection Agency for a complete list of recommended products.
· Sand to improve traction.
· Snow shovels and other snow removal equipment.
· Sufficient heating fuel. You may become isolated in your home and regular fuel sources may be cut off. Store a good supply of dry, seasoned wood for your fireplace or wood-burning stove.
· Adequate clothing and blankets to keep you warm.
During:
Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow. Overexertion can bring on a heart attack – a major cause of death in the winter. If you must shovel snow, stretch before going outside.
Keep dry. Change wet clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat. Wet clothing loses all of its insulating value and transmits heat rapidly.
Watch for signs of frostbite. These include loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in extremities such as fingers, toes, ear lobes, and the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, get medical help immediately.
Conserve fuel, if necessary, by keeping your residence cooler than normal. Temporarily close off heat to some rooms.

Notable school and government closings (via NBC Washington)

Arlington County Schools All school facilities closing at 9 p.m. tonight

Charles County Schools Activities ending by 7 p.m. tonight

City of Manassas Open, liberal leave

College of Southern MD All Campuses to Close at 7 p.m., Feb. 12

Congressional Schools of VA Closed Thursday

DC Public Schools Closed Thursday

Fairfax County Schools Closed Thursday

Frederick County Schools (MD) Closed Thursday

Jefferson County Schools Closed Thursday

Loudoun County Schools Closed Thursday

Loudoun General District Court Closed Thursday

Montgomery Co. Cir. Ct Closed Thursday

Montgomery College Closed Thursday

National Cathedral School Closed Thursday

No. Va. Comm. College Closing at 7 p.m.

Orange County Schools Closed Thursday

Page County Schools Closed Thursday

Trinity University Closed Thursday

UMD-College Park Closed Thursday

UMD-College Park Closing at 7 p.m.

Univ. of Virginia-Falls Church Classes cancelled

University of Mary Washington Evening Classes Cancelled

US Courthouse-Greenbelt Closed Thursday

Virginia Tech 2/12/14 Closing at 7:00; No Classes After 5 PM

Warren County Public Schools Closed Thursday -Code Red

Washington County Schools Closed Thursday

YMCA-Youth and Family Services All Programs and Branch Closed on Thurs

CLICK HERE ENTIRE LIST OF DELAYS, CLOSINGS

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