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Local DOTs assess their salt stockpiles

With yet another winter storm bearing down on the D.C. region, local road crews are assessing their salt stockpiles. The consensus is that there is enough to spread around.

Tags: salt , road safety , snow closing , DDOT , D.C. Department of Transportation , Maryland State Highway Administration , Virginia Department of Transportation

Monday - 01/31/2011, 03:01pm EST

Should you be fined for not clearing snow off of your car?

You shovel the walk and clean off the windshield, but ignore the car roof. Should you be fined for that?

Tags: Virginia Department of Transportation , Virginia House of Delegates

Sunday - 01/30/2011, 11:28am EST

Uncle Sam's Morning After

Every time we have a snowstorm here in your very hilly nation's capital, survivors emerge the next morning with tales of the horror of their commute and the bravery they exhibited getting to and from work. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey examines the morning after.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , OPM ,

Friday - 01/28/2011, 04:00am EST

OPM: Thundersnow, human nature created traffic mess

The speed of Wednesday's snowstorm and the fact that some federal employees didn't heed the two-hour dismissal collided to form a "perfect storm" of gridlock on the roads, Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry tells Federal News Radio. Berry says he always makes decisions on the operating status of the government by considering the safety of federal employees and how to maintain operations of the federal government to the greatest extent possible.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , telework , weather closings , OPM , John Berry , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 10:50am EST

POLL: How long did it take you to get home?

Following Wednesday evening's heavy snow fall, Federal News Radio is polling feds on how much the weather affected their commute.

Tags: OPM , John Berry , weather , telework , commute , Dorobek Insider , poll

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 12:11pm EST

OPM Director: Telework key to preventing snow gridlock

In the wake of some nightmarish stories of commuters stranded on area roads during Wednesday's storm, one reportedly for 14 hours, many blame the government for what they say was insufficient time for people to get home.

Tags: John Berry , Office of Personnel Management , commute ,

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 11:38am EST

Fairfax Co. looks for new way to plow streets

In the aftermath of last year's blizzards, it became apparent that no matter what amount of snowfall, some Fairfax County roads aren't plowed.

Tags: plowing , VDOT , John Faust , Fairfax County Board of Supervisors , Hank Silverberg

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 06:07pm EST

Bleak winter will take its toll on your wallet

We've been lucky to see temperatures break 40 degrees this winter, and this weekend we'll be lucky to see temperatures hit 30.

Tags: weather , cold , Dave Zahren , joggers , Netflix

Saturday - 01/22/2011, 02:03pm EST

Windy day: Doug Hill issues 'comb-over' alert

"Those wind gusts will be climbing, but the temperatures won't be. They're pretty much going to hold steady," says ABC 7 Chief Meteorologist Doug Hill.

Tags: weather , winter weather advisory

Thursday - 01/20/2011, 03:33pm EST
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