Region Braces For Storm | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Region Braces For Storm

Play associated audio

By Rebecca Blatt

Preparations are under way across the region. In northern Virginia, 1,800 trucks will be ready to roll by Friday morning. Maryland's State Highway Administration says it has more than 200,000 tons of salt, nearly 2,200 pieces of equipment and 2,400 people available across the state.

D.C. will deploy more than 200 trucks, and federal authorities will add another 45.

Meanwhile, airports are also getting ready. Southwest Airlines is canceling flights at BWI, Philadelphia and Dulles International Airports starting tomorrow afternoon.

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Jan. 27, 2015

You can see a play about a girl whose world shifts from black and white to full color. An exhibit of abstract paintings is on view in D.C.

NPR

Beef Packers Block Plan To Revive Growth-Promoting Drug

Beef processors continue to block efforts to bring back Zilmax, a drug that makes cattle put on weight faster. Is it because they're concerned about animal welfare, or beef exports?
WAMU 88.5

Plan To Limit License Plate Tracking In Virginia Gets Bipartisan Support

Technology allows Virginia police officers to scan the license plates of passing drivers, but lawmakers want to limit how long they're allowed to hold onto that information.

NPR

Facebook Suffers Self-Inflicted Outage

A Facebook statement said the disruption was caused by a technical change it made to the site and wasn't a cyberattack. The outage lasted an hour.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.