By Beltha Mokube
Residents of the DMV Area ( Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia) have been running helter-skelter tidying up their chores as meteorologists have announced a forecast indicating heavy snow this weekend. National Telegraph captured pictures of people on long lines in shops, buying food items in preparation of any eventualities. Canny Lopez who spoke to National Telegraph, Saturday January 12, 2019, in one of the shops in the DMV area said she prefers to shop fast and early enough in order not to be embarrassed by the snow.
Experts have warned that the snow might start from 4PM Saturday January 12 through 6PM Sunday January 13, 2019 and might range from between 5-10 inch. Weather experts insist that Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible, adding that if one must travel, an extra flashlight, food and water must be kept in vehicles in case of emergencies.
According to the National Weather Service, in Maryland; Southern Montgomery, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties might have snow until 6PM Sunday. In Anne Arundel and Southern Baltimore County, the warning begins at 7PM Saturday and lasts through 6PM Sunday.
In the meantime, the State Highway Administration of Maryland has pre-treated roads and got equipment ready. On Friday, they revealed that they planned to have bringing completed by Saturday and staging trucks and plows beginning Saturday night. Meanwhile, the Department of Transportation in Virginia especially in Fredericksburg Area has been pre-treating the roads since Thursday.