Metrobus operating normal service on all routes, Feb 16.
— Metrobus Info (@Metrobusinfo) February 16, 2016
The thaw is here and Metro says bus service is back to normal.
Though the transit agency previously estimated some of its lines would run on detours this morning, all buses were running normally as of 7:20 a.m. (more…)
The impending blizzard officially has a name, and that name is Jonas.
Jonas? Like, the brothers? Jonas? Like, the Weezer song? Jonas? Jonas? This storm — expected to dump double-digit snowfall across the region and bring wind gusts up to 55 miles per hour — is no Jonas.
We all know storms need to have catchy names. There was, of course, the Knickerbocker blizzard of 1922, the Presidents’ Day snowstorm of ’79, Snowmageddon. But Jonas? That’s no name for a storm that threatens to bury the city in frozen water and spark a years-long shortage of bread, milk, eggs and toilet paper. (more…)
(Updated at 10:55 a.m.) Mayor Muriel Bowser this morning issued a state of emergency and a snow emergency for the U Street corridor area and the rest of the District in advance of a potentially historic snowstorm that is set to arrive tomorrow.
More than a foot of snow could fall in D.C. over the next few days, according to the National Weather Service. The District is under a blizzard watch from Friday afternoon to Saturday night.
Under the state of emergency, the District is able to access federal resources to help with the snow. With the snow emergency, locals with cars parked along snow routes must move them by 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, or get fined and towed.
Residents of the U Street corridor and surrounding neighborhoods should brace for a powerful winter storm with double-digit snow totals throughout the D.C. area later this week.
The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard watch for the District from Friday afternoon to Saturday night.
The storm could bring more than a foot of snow.
Borderstan-area residents should brace for severe storms, which may produce tornadoes tonight.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the District until 8 p.m.
The storms could bring “a couple tornadoes,” wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour and large hail, according to the National Weather Service.
Storm Fallout — This morning high water forced street closures in Northwest D.C. A tree fell on a Metro bus at 15th and K streets NW. No one aboard the bus was injured, officials said. [Washington Post]
The Chick Fil A Approaches — Early signs point to the fast food chain coming to 3100 14th Street NW at the former Lime Fresh Space in DCUSA. [PopVille]
The Pixies — Brendan Polmer and Ryan Little with a review and compelling photos of the band’s show at the 9:30 Club on Sunday. [Washington City Paper]
Hush Lounge Denied Liquor License — There are concerns in Park View that the bar’s application resembled a club rather than a tavern. [Park View DC]
You can follow the path of Tropical Storm Hanna at the National Hurricane Center. The eastern seaboard, including the D.C. metro area, is expected to get fall out from Hanna in the form of high winds and heavy rains.