Monday, March 13, 2017- There is a winter storm warning covering
DC and several counties in Maryland and Virginia. Heavy snow is expected in the northwest, and a dangerous mix of snow,
rain, and sleet is expected in the District and its surrounding suburbs.
Predictions on the level of snow fall varies from 4 to 8 inches.
winter storm warning is in effect for areas west of DC and DC itself from 7pm Monday through 2pm Tuesday. Metro
officials announced that
paratransit services will be suspended at 4pm on Monday, March 13, 2017 through all day Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Northwest
of DC will be hit the hardest, with predicted accumulations of 10 inches or more.
DC area drivers are cautioned not to drive until the road conditions are
deemed safe. In January of 2016, one inch of snow unleased
9 hours of traffic chaos in the DC region. There were more than 1,000 car collisions (unofficially
reported via Waze). Just this year in early January, there were serious
traffic accidents throughout the DMV area
due to a less severe winter storm. In Virginia alone, in a twelve hour period the state police responded
to 325 crashes and 322 disabled vehicles. There were 1,124 calls for service
during that same period.
In short, be careful out there, and if you are or a loved one are injured
in a collision due to someone else’s negligence on the road, please
do not hesitate to
call Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel P.C. We want to help.