D.C. Officials Discuss New Snow Removal Plan

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    News4 Transportation Reporter Adam Tuss reports on the District's latest weapons to get the snow off the streets this year. (Published Monday, Oct 15, 2012)

    On a relatively warm October day, D.C. officials shared details of its new plan for snow removal and some new tools to help with it.

    The National Weather Service says normal snowfall for the year is about 14.5 inches, but transportation leaders are planning for a winter of above average snowfall.

    “Up to about 18 inches of snow, I feel very comfortable about what we can,” D.C. Department of Public Works Director Bill Howland said at Monday’s meeting. “It’s when you get above that when it becomes a little shaky.”

    In addition to new trucks, D.C. has new plows for the trucks. They are a mixture of rubber and ceramic and are supposed to be quieter on city streets and push more snow.

    The new snow trucks are high tech -- able to tell which sections of the city have been treated.