A snow emergency refresher course
It’s only been a few weeks since D.C. last declared a snow emergency, but it’s still a relatively rare occurrence.
Here’s a refresher course on what to expect when the District’s snow emergency goes into effect at 7 a.m. today, courtesy of the Post’s Lori Aratani: In the District, parking will be restricted along snow emergency routes beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. If your car is parked along one of these routes, you’ll face a $250 fine, plus a $100 towing fee and a $25 impound fee. Note: This fee will double after 48 hours and increase by $25 every 24 hours thereafter. So bottom line: Move your car.
And if your car does get towed, you can go here for help finding it.
Here’s a look at where to avoid parking while the snow emergency is in effect:
If you’re taking a cab, the fare will also be higher during the snow emergency.
Just confirmed: $15 taxi snow surcharge goes into effect at 7 a.m., will remain in effect until further notice.— Mike DeBonis (@mikedebonis) March 2, 2014