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Snow route parkers get $250 fines

(Published December 16, 2002)

Many D.C. residents awoke Dec. 5 to find their vehicles had been ticketed and towed over-night for being parked illegally along a snow emergency route.

A D.C. Department of Public Works spokeswoman said 535 vehicles received the $250 tickets and were towed to the nearest legal parking space available.

Dozens of irate residents complained of poor signage marking snow emergency routes and lack of notification that the temporary parking ban was put into effect the night before the District received about five inches of snow.

Generally, parking is prohibited along heavily traveled roadways and major commuter routes when a snow emergency is declared in order to allow easier snow removal.

But a spokesman for the District’s Department of Transportation acknowledged that the D.C. government last published a list of the city’s snow emergency routes 15 years ago — on Nov. 27, 1987, in the D.C. Register. That 1987 listing remains the official list, he said.

Listed below are the streets or portions of streets designated as snow emergency routes:

• Interstate 66 from the D.C. line to the Whitehurst Freeway and ramps.

• Interstate 295 from the D.C. line to and across both 11th Street bridges to the Southeast Freeway and ramps.

• Interstate 395 from the D.C. line to New York Avenue (including HOV lanes).

• Alabama Avenue SE from Branch Avenue to Suitland Road.

• Anacostia Freeway SE from the 11th Street bridges to East Capitol Street.

• Arizona Avenue NW from Canal Road to Loughboro Road.

• Benning Road from Bladensburg Road NE to Southern Avenue SE.

• Bladensburg Road NE from Benning Road to Eastern Avenue.

• Blair Road NW from North Capitol Street to Eastern Avenue.

• Branch Avenue SE from Pennsylvania Avenue to Southern Avenue.

• Brentwood Parkway NE from Penn Street to New York Avenue.

• Brentwood Road NE from T Street to Rhode Island Avenue.

• C Street NE from North Carolina Avenue to East Capitol Street.

• Canal Road NW from M Street to Chain Bridge.

• Cathedral Avenue NW from Rock Creek Park to Connecticut Avenue.

• Chain Bridge NW.

• Clermont Drive NW from Hawaii Avenue to Harewood Road.

• Columbia Road NW from Michigan Avenue to 16th Street (north side only).

• Connecticut Avenue NW from K Street to Western Avenue.

• Constitution Avenue from 23rd Street NW to North Carolina Avenue NE.

• Dalecarlia Parkway NW from Massachusetts Avenue to Loughboro Road.

• North E Street NW from 18th Street to Virginia Avenue.

• South E Street NW from 17th Street to 20th Street.

• E Street Expressway from 20th Street NW to Potomac River Freeway.

• East Capitol Street, including ramp A on the north and from Independence Avenue on the south to Southern Avenue.

• Eastern Avenue NE from Kenilworth Avenue to Minnesota Avenue.

• Florida Avenue from H Street NE to Ninth Street NW.

• Florida Avenue NW from U Street to 22nd Street.

• Foxhall Road NW from Loughboro Road to Canal Road.

• Georgia Avenue NW from Florida Avenue to Eastern Avenue.

• Good Hope Road SE from Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue to Alabama Avenue.

• H Street from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Benning Road NE.

• Harvard Street/Hobart Place NW from Fifth Street to 16th Street (south side only).

• Hawaii Avenue NE from North Capitol Street to Clermont Drive.

• Howard Road SE from I-295 to South Capitol Street.

• Independence Avenue from 15th Street SW to 22nd Street SE.

• Irving Street from Michigan Avenue NE to 16th Street NW (south side only).

• K Street NW from Seventh Street to 29th Street (including service roadways).

• Kenilworth Avenue NE from East Capitol Street to eastern Avenue.

• Kenyon Street NW/Kenyon Place NW from Irving Street to 14th Street (north side only).

• Key Bridge NW.

• L Street NW from New York Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue.

• Loughboro Road NW from MacArthur Boulevard to Foxhall Road.

• Louisiana Avenue NW from North Capitol Street to Constitution Avenue.

•M Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue to Canal Road.

• M Street from Maine Avenue SW to 12th Street SE.

• Maine Avenue SW from 15th Street to M Street.

• Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE from Good Hope Road to South Capitol Street.

• Massachusetts Avenue from Western Avenue NW to Fourth Street NE (including the Plaza).

• Michigan Avenue NE from Eastern Avenue to Columbia Road.

• Military Road NW from 16th Street to Western Avenue.

• Missouri Avenue NW from North Capitol Street to 16th Street.

• Mount Olivet Road NE from Brentwood Parkway to Bladensburg Road.

• Mount Vernon Place NW from Massachusetts Avenue to New York Avenue.

• Naylor Road SE from Good Hope Road to Southern Avenue.

• Nebraska Avenue NW from Foxhall Road to Military Road.

• New Hampshire Avenue NW from Missouri Avenue to the D.C. line.

• New York Avenue from 15th Street NW to the D.C. line.

• New York Avenue NW from 17th Street to 18th Street.

• North Capitol Street from Hawaii Avenue to Blair Road.

• North Capitol Street from Harewood Road to Louisiana Avenue (including the ramps at Irving Street).

• North Carolina Avenue NE from Constitution Avenue to C Street.

• Park Road NW from 14th Street to 16th Street (north side only).

• Pennsylvania Avenue NW from M Street to Third Street.

• Pennsylvania Avenue SE from Second Street to Southern Avenue.

• Piney Branch Road NW from 13th Street to Eastern Avenue.

• Reno Road NW from 34th Street to 41st Street.

• Rhode Island Avenue from Connecticut Avenue NW to Eastern Avenue NE.

• Riggs Road NE from Missouri Avenue to eastern Avenue.

• River Road NW from Wisconsin Avenue to the D.C. line.

• Saratoga Avenue NE from Brentwood Road to Rhode island Avenue.

• South Capitol Street from the Southwest Freeway to Southern Avenue.

• South Dakota Avenue NE from Riggs Road to New York Avenue.

• Southeast Freeway and ramps from I-395 to South Capitol Street.

• Suitland Parkway SE from South Capitol Street to Southern Avenue.

• Suitland Road SE from Alabama Avenue to Southern Avenue.

• T Street NE from Ninth Street to Florida Avenue.

• U Street NW from Ninth Street to Florida Avenue.

• Virginia Avenue NW from Constitution Avenue to Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway.

• W Street SE from Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue to 13th Street.

• Western Avenue NW from Connecticut Avenue to Massachusetts Avenue.

• Whitehurst Freeway NW and ramps.

• Wisconsin Avenue NW from K Street to Western Avenue.

• Third Street from Constitution Avenue NW to Independence Avenue SW.

• Sixth Street NW from Constitution Avenue to New York Avenue.

• Sixth Street NE from Florida Avenue to Penn Street.

• Seventh Street from the Southwest Freeway to Florida Avenue NW.

• Ninth Street from the Southwest Freeway to Florida Avenue NW.

• Ninth Street NE from Brentwood Parkway to Brentwood Road.

• 11th Street bridges and ramps.

• 11th Street SE from M Street to the 11th Street bridge.

• 12th Street from the Southwest Freeway and ramps to Massachusetts Avenue NW.

• 13th Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue to Piney Branch Road.

• 13th Street SE from W Street to Good Hope Road.

• 14th Street from the 14th Street bridges (I-395) and ramps SW to Thomas Circle NW.

• 15th Street NW from E Street to New York Avenue.

• 15th Street NW from K Street to Massachusetts Avenue.

• 16th Street NW from H Street to eastern Avenue.

• 17th Street NW from Constitution Avenue to Connecticut Avenue.

• 17th Street NE from Benning Road to Bladensburg Road.

• 18th Street NW from E Street (south) to Connecticut Avenue.

• 19th Street NW from E Street (south) to M Street.

• 20th Street NW from Virginia Avenue to Q Street.

• 22nd Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue to Massachusetts Avenue.

• 23rd Street NW from Constitution Avenue to 22nd Street.

• 24th Street NW from Calvert Street to Connecticut Avenue.

• 27th Street NW from Virginia Avenue to K Street.

• 34th Street NW from Massachusetts Avenue to Reno Road.

• 41st Street NW from Reno Road to Western Avenue.

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