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Norton Questions Snow Response

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Spring may be in the air, but this winter's 'snowmaggaden' is still on the minds of some lawmakers on Capitol Hill. A Congressional subcommittee chaired by D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton is looking at how the region responded to the this winter's crippling snow storms.

Emergency management leaders from around the region spent Tuesday afternoon on the Hill testifying before the subcommittee.

Norton pressed Metro on its performance and later she questioned Millicent Williams, the District's homeland security chief, on why the city government chose to stay open on days when everyone else shut down because of treacherous conditions. While it's unlikely we'll see record-setting, back-to-back blizzards any time soon, Norton says she wants the region, the jurisdictions, the federal government, and Metro to be on the same page and prepared for any disaster, natural or man-made.

Patrick Madden reports...


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