Washington D.C. Enters State of Emergency Ahead of Blizzard

  • by: Perry Sanders III

Amid new models that forecast historic amounts of snowfall beginning tomorrow, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has declared a state of emergency for the District of Columbia.

"We're preparing for a blizzard. I've lived in D.C. for almost my entire life, and I don't know that I've lived through a forecast like this. It is an extremely large storm," Bowser said.

The mayor also plans to declare a snow emergency beginning tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. And she said the blizzard will be treated as a "homeland security event," with the city activating its homeland security operations center.

It comes as no surprise that Mayor Bowser is taking extreme measures to ensure all snow removal resources are available, considering the chaos that has ensued from previous storms of only a couple inches.

In addition to Mayor Bowser's decision to declare a state of emergency, Metro officials say the entire rail and bus systems will be closed this weekend due to the major snowstorm expected in the region.

Thumbnail image for p3.jpgPerry Sanders III is a Philosophy graduate of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and is an editor and social media manager at Lead Stories.

Read more about or contact

About us

International Fact-Checking Organization Meta Third-Party Fact Checker

Lead Stories is a U.S. based fact checking website that is always looking for the latest false, misleading, deceptive or inaccurate stories, videos or images going viral on the internet.
Spotted something? Let us know!.

Lead Stories is a:


Follow us on social media

Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from Lead Stories LLC:

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.

Most Read

Most Recent

Share your opinion