Snow Storm Jonas Hits Tenleytown
Well to state the obvious, our dear Tenleytown friends, there’s a lot of snow out there today and no sign of it letting up.
While others may sensibly be curled up in front of fires or sipping hot chocolate, we had the bright idea to go out for a walk around town. A few other intrepid souls also ventured out, including two joggers – yes, that’s right, joggers to whom we’re giving the fitness dedication of the year award – but the neighborhood was largely quiet save for the occasional sound of snow shovels scraping sidewalks.
District crews were hard at work plowing and salting the roads, and the snow emergency route on Wisconsin Avenue seemed to be in fairly good shape. This does not mean you should get in your car and go for a drive. And if you get the urge, please stop, turn around, and head back to your seat in front of the fire immediately. To make the point, if a D.C. snow plow can get stuck, you most certainly can, too.
Up at the Metro station, a two-man crew was hard at work clearing the sidewalk at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Albemarle Street. Metro service has been suspended through Sunday, but these guys were already looking ahead to Monday. We extended a hearty thanks to them – and to all those who have already shoveled their sidewalks in the business district.
For those who want to take a walk, many of your neighbors have shoveled sidewalks as well, which makes the outing a bit easier. However it’s still slow going and most spots are not clear. To echo the mayor and other officials, please do not try to walk in the middle of the road. Snow plows have a hard time seeing snow covered pedestrians. Plus they are trying to do a Sisyphean task, so let’s stay out of their way.
If you do make it up to Wisconsin Avenue, we were able to confirm that CVS is open for business, though the pharmacy and photography department are closed. The manager is there, along with two other employees. We spotted a couple shoppers getting mid-storm supplies.
Steak ‘n Egg is also open – and toasty warm inside. Our neighborhood diner makes a great stop mid-walk for a hot cup of coffee and a bite.
Other restaurants were slated to open sometime today, but as of noon were still closed. Give them a call before you venture out.
Stay safe, stay warm, and have fun!