*MEDIA ADVISORY* Cheh to Hold Hearing on District’s Plan to Tackle Snow Removal Ahead of 2016-2017 Winter Season

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, October 25th, at 11:00 am, Councilmember Mary M. Cheh (D–Ward 3), Chair of the Committee on Transportation & the Environment, will hold a public hearing on D.C.’s snow readiness for the 2016-2017 winter season. Meteorologists with the Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang will report on this year’s winter weather projections and Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Christopher Shorter will present the District’s “Snow Removal Operations Plan.” The hearing is an opportunity for Councilmember Cheh to hear the anticipated costs and cleanup plan for this winter’s snowfall, discuss the lessons learned from last year’s preparedness, and see what can be done to keep residential and commercial sidewalks clear of snow and ice.

 

Director Shorter will be on hand at the snow plow truck display with Councilmember Cheh prior to the hearing from 10:50 am-11:00 am.

 

WHO:          Councilmember Mary M. Cheh

DPW Director Christopher Shorter

 

WHAT:        A public hearing on the District’s plans to manage/dispose of snow & plow truck display

 

WHEN:        Tuesday, October 25th

10:50 am-11:00 am: Truck display

11:00 am: Public Hearing begins

 

WHERE:     Snow Plow Truck Display: across from the Wilson Building on Pennsylvania Ave alongside Freedom Plaza

 

Hearing: Room 500 of the John A. Wilson Building at 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

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