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You Might Have A Snow Day, But These Folks Don't

Police in D.C. are among those that don't get a snow day.
Police in D.C. are among those that don't get a snow day.

Local governments and schools are closed, and many offices are telling their workers to stay home instead of risk the commute in. But not all locals are enjoying a day of Netflix, sledding and snowman-making.

This morning in Takoma, D.C., Anthony McCrimmen circled the neighborhood bringing people the news — he's a Washington Post delivery man. "The Post has gotta go through. I'm not gonna let [the snow] stop me," he says.

Over on Rittenhouse Street NW, Mactima Stevens clears off her truck for the drive in to work. She's a crime scene investigator with D.C. police, and snow or not, she's on the clock today.

Standing by a bus stop on 16th Street near the entrance of Rock Creek Park, Jose Portillo says he's off to working himself — he's a service assistant at the Washington Hilton, and the weather doesn't stop what he does.

At a Marvelous Market near the George Washington University campus, Stacy Wilson unloads the truck he's driving. He delivers Jack and Jill ice cream, and while he's ready for the conditions, he warns anyone who doesn't have to drive not to take the risk.

"It's icy, slushy, wet. It's tough out here," he says. "If [you] don't have to be out here, don't. If you do drive, you're gonna have to drive slow because there's a lot of slick spots out there.

Ali Nijadi, a D.C. taxicab driver waiting to take a passenger to the airport, says much the same. "So far it's a little slippery, I would suggest everybody drive slowly."

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