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Mayor Bowser activates Cold Weather Emergency beginning Monday

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The Snow Team will roll out 15-20 heavy plows beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday. Pre-treatment will also begin at 6:00 a.m. on all snow emergency routes and highways.

WASHINGTON — D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser will be activating a Cold Weather Emergency effective Monday, January 15. The Cold Weather Emergency will stay in effect through Thursday, January 18.

Meteorologists in our area have predicted a possible quick 30-minute burst of heavy snow to fall between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to be proactive, the Snow Team has been activated. The Snow Team will roll out 15-to-20 heavy plows beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday. Pre-treatment brines will also begin at 6:00 a.m. on all snow emergency routes and the National Highway System. 

Under a Cold Weather Emergency, the District offers additional services to support and protect residents. Extended outreach allows outreach teams from DHS and other human services agencies to assist unsheltered and vulnerable residents with accessing shelters, warming buses, and other resources. Outreach teams will also distribute warming items, including gloves, blankets, and handwarmers, and coordinate with District agencies to ensure unsheltered and vulnerable residents are safe during the extreme cold. 

Cold Weather Safety Precautions: 

  • Stay inside if you can.  
  • Cover up and limit exposed skin when you go outside.  
  • Check with your neighbors and learn the signs of hypothermia - young children, the elderly, and those with access and functional needs are the most vulnerable in our community.  
  • Do not use a gas oven, generator, charcoal grill, camp stove, or other gasoline burning device to heat the inside of your home, basement, or garage.   
  • For all animal emergencies, including animals left outside in extreme temperatures, call the Humane Rescue Alliance at (202) 723-5730.  
  • For additional cold weather information and preparedness tips, visit ready.dc.gov/winterwx.  

For those needing shelter, the following shelters will be open:

Shelters for Women  

  • Adams Place Day Center at 2210 Adams Place NE  
  • Harriet Tubman Shelter at 1900 Massachusetts Avenue SE #27  
  • St. Josephine Bahkita at 6010 Georgia Avenue NW  
  • Patricia Handy Place for Women at 1009 11th Street NW  
  • Community for Creative Non-violence (CCNV) at 425 2nd Street NW 
  • Harbor Lights (Salvation Army) at 2100 New York Avenue NE  
  • Naylor Road at 2601 Naylor Road SE  
  • Eve’s Place at 2210B Adams Place NE  
  • Faith United Church of Christ at 4900 10th Street NE  
  • Bradley & Associates at 1809 Rhode Island Avenue NE

 Shelters for Men  

  • Church of Epiphany at 1317 G Street NW  
  • Salvation Army at 3335 Sherman Avenue NW  
  • Community for Creative Non-violence (CCNV) at 425 2nd Street NW 
  • 801 East Shelter at 2722 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE  
  • Adams Place Shelter at 2210 Adams Place NE  
  • New York Avenue Shelter at 1355-57 New York Avenue NE  
  • KBEC at 4100 South Capitol Street SE  
  • Naylor Road 2603 Naylor Road SE  
  • Emery at 1725 Lincoln Road NE  
  • Blair House at 635 I Street NE  

Shelter for LGBTQ+  

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2024-01-14 03:28:26

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