District officials, armed with $6 million in crews and equipment, say they are prepared to handle any kind of snow this winter.
During a hearing with D.C. Council Public Works Chairman Mary Cheh, Bill Howland with D.C. Snow Operations ensured Cheh his department is ready to handle the snow in a couple months -- large or small.
"I would say we're probably in better shape than we've ever been," Howland said.
The National Weather Service said the area is expected to get a "normal" amount of snow this winter -- about 15 inches total.
Howard said the department has "more than enough" salt on hand and is using a more environmentally-friendly mixture.
If the city were to get several inches at one time, Howard wanted to remind residents taking a shoveled parking spot on a public street "reserved" with a kitchen chair or any other item is not exactly good behavior.
"I would say as a courtesy, if someone's cleared out their spot, I wouldn't take it," Howard said.