With most sidewalks nearly impassable, many pedestrians could only walk down the streets to get around. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
D.C. residents out and about following the weekend’s blizzard are using the street to walk and not the sidewalk, posing a “big concern” for Mayor Muriel Bower.
“We really need folks to stay on the sidewalks,” the mayor’s Communications Director Mike Czin told HOH. “Roads are slick and icy,” he said, adding: “When people are on the street, people making turns have to go wide,” he says. “It’s also hard to see people past the banks of show.”
But using the sidewalks is easier said than done, because so many of them have still not been shoveled and de-iced, even with temperatures beginning to rise. Full story