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Storm Watch: Washington Mall Closing at Noon, Mayor Warns of “A Life-Threatening” Event

The Blizzard of '03

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 01/22/16

From The Washington Post:

A dangerous and historic snowstorm is closing in on the D.C. area. It is one we will remember for years if not generations and will likely take many days to recover from. A blizzard warning takes effect at 3 p.m. and continues through early Sunday morning.  Light snow begins around midday and becomes heavier by the late afternoon.  Wherever you are by late afternoon, plan to be there until at least Sunday or Monday.
The D.C. region braced for a winter storm Friday that is expected to drop 20 to 30 inches of snow on the area, with utility companies, highway officials and police agencies warning residents to be prepared with supplies and to expect power outages and days of cleanup. Already, schools and child-care centers in the region were closed or were closing early. Most of the city’s attractions, such as the Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo, were closing early and would be shut down through the weekend. And the National Park Service also announced that the Mall will be closed to the public at noon. …“We have a forecast that we haven’t had in 90 years,” D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) said. Bowser, at a news conference Friday morning, called the coming storm a “life-threatening” event and warned residents to hunker down by 3 p.m., shelter in place and stay off the roads. They said residents should have 72 hours’ worth of supplies as well. “We see this as a major storm,” Bowser said. “It has life-and-death implications and all the residents of the District of Columbia should treat it that way.”

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