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Snow and Ice Programs

District of Columbia Winter Snow and Ice Plan - red snow plow

District of Columbia Winter Snow and Ice Plan

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) works closely with the Department of Public Works (DPW) to clear snow and ice from District roadways and bridges.


Snow Emergency Vehicle Towing Policy - red and white signSnow Emergency Vehicle Towing Policy

If a vehicle is not moved off a snow emergency route, DPW will tow the vehicle to a pre-determined lot. DPW will no longer relocate the vehicle in the local neighborhood.


Shovel Your Sidewalk - people shoveling a city sidewalkShovel Your Sidewalk

Do your part to help the District Snow Team keep DC's sidewalks safe. Clearing sidewalks after snowstorms helps to ensure the safety and mobility of District communities.


Clearing Snow from Bike Lanes

DDOT outlines how snow is cleared from the District's network of bike lanes.


Compendium -- Snow and Ice Removal

The DDOT Compendium lists policies and procedures for managing the District's transportation network and public space.


Potholepalooza 2013 campaign posterPotholepalooza 2014

As a result of the snow, and the resulting potholes, DDOT has created Potholepalooza, a month-long campaign to fix potholes in the District of Columbia.


Related Information

Additional information may be found on the District's snow website