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Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 08/26/2011

District runs out of sandbags; new supply Saturday

The District Department of Public Works ran out of sandbags and stopped distributing them at 5 p.m. After handing out 7,000 bags in five hours, the agency announced that another shipment of 2,700 bags would be available in the morning on a “first-come, first-served basis.”

Residents are limited to five bags per household and must show identification.

Pickup resumes at 8 a.m. at a new location, RFK Stadium, Lot 7.

The city has been handing out free sandbags in severe weather for years, but demand far out-paced supply on Friday.
 Around 3 p.m., the D.C. Department of Transportation sent out an alert warning of a "significant backup" near the distribution location, which was located at the D.C. Department of Public Works building near New Jersey Avenue and K Street in Southeast.
"Avoid the area if you can," DDOT tweeted.

By and  |  05:42 PM ET, 08/26/2011

 
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