After last winter's brutal, back-to-back snow storms that shut down D.C., the city is making sure its ready for whatever mother nature has in store.
DDOT's Karyn Le Blanc says after snowmaggeden city officials spent a good amount of time this summer going over what happened and, more importantly, what they learned.
And the key lesson, she says, is knowing when to plow and knowing when to shift into snow-removal mode.
"We were doing well, we were clearing, and everything was moving along pretty efficiently," Le Blanc says, "and then that that second storm dumped just as much snow, again. And at that point you're no longer in a plow mode, you're in a removal mode."
So this time around, the city has already lined up contractors with the heavy-duty snow removing equipment to remain on stand-by. And it has a place to put the snow -- in this case, around RFK stadium.
Le Blanc also says DDOT will also be much more active on Twitter and other social media platforms to communicate with residents and get messages out.