Inclement weather can put a damper on anyone’s plans, but nothing is more frustrating than not being able to get around town. While you may have been prepared with your heated mat, ready to roll down your driveway, you may be met with streets that have yet to be plowed.
As winters can vary on severity depending on the location and the kind of season it is, some areas are left guessing that they’re prepared until it’s too late. The Washington Post reports that Washington, D.C., which has been hit hard by severe snowstorms over the past few years, is trying to determine exactly how prepared it is for the snowy season.
The news provider reports that as agencies put their snow budgets together, they remember “Snowmaggedon,” a season filled with so many storms in 2010, that D.C. was ultimately set back in terms of getting around.
D.C. officials plan to hold a public hearing about the plans for this year’s winter season. However, as the news provider points out, the weather can be sometimes hard to predict.
Perhaps tellingly, USA Today reports the eastern seaboard, as well as the Midwest, is expected to get a cold chill this week, indicating that winter may be rough for months to come.
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