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D.C. Officials Remind Residents They Do Not Plow Alleys

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By Kavitha Cardoza

District officials say it would be "too difficult and labor intensive" to plow alleys.

Gabe Klein, the director of the district's Department of Transportation, says his office is receiving numerous requests from residents to plow alleys. But he says neither his office nor the Department of Public Works have the resources to do so. Also, in the majority of alleys there is no place to push the snow.

Klein says crews are focused on clearing the district's 1,100 miles of roadway, in particular residential and side streets.

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