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3pm “Blizzard Warning ” set for Metropolitan area…

We could start seeing snow fall at anytime now. At 3 the entire WHUR listening area will be under a “Blizzard Warning” until Sunday night at 6. Every public school system in our area is closed except for schools in Anne Arundel County. They already had a 2 hour early dismissal planned for today. The Federal Government will close at the top of the hour. Residents are urging people to shelter in place by 3 this afternoon at the latest today.

Mayor Bowser holds a press conference about the storm….

DC’s Snow Emergency is now in effect. Vehicle parked along the snow emergency route are currently be ticketed and towed. The cost $350. The Mayor also held a press conference on the city’s plans to deal with the monster storm named “Winter Storm Jonas”. She began with stressing just how serious this monster storm is going to be and tell residents to stay off the roads and plan to shelter in place for at least 3 days.

DC sets up warming stations …

City leaders also announced that 8 warming stations, one in each Ward should the city experience a power outage. There are an additional 24 sites throughout the city that can be opened if need be. You can go to to see the locations and to get any information on what the city is doing about this life threatening winter storm.

Pepco says they are prepared and they wants residents to be prepared as well…

Forecasters are calling for snow totals of up to 30 inches with wind gusts of up to 50 mph for several hours. We will have power outages with the expected ice, wind and snow totals from our first blizzard of 2016. Pepco says they are prepared with some 150 linemen, 200 contractors and more than 200 tree crews ready to respond to any outages. The number to call and report an outage is 1-877–PEPCO-62.

Metro service will be affected starting today…

Metro will stop bus service at 5, 11 pm on metro rail and 6 pm for Metro Access. There will be no service tomorrow.

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Taylor Thomas is the local Morning News Anchor for the Steve Harvey Morning Show on 96.3 WHUR. You can also see her on Wednesday’s on NBC 4 at 4:30 for WHUR’s “Talk Around Town”. Taylor is a veteran news journalist with over 20 years of experience delivering news that matters. In 2006, Taylor Thomas joined the Award Winning WHUR News Department. She wears several hats at WHUR including producer/host of “Let’s Talk Money” on WHUR World HD2 and host of “PML- People, Money & Life on WHUR Voices Sirius XM Channel 141. Taylor grew up in a military family and calls Great Britain (where her mother is from) and the Philippines home. Taylor Thomas is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communication with a minor in Radio, Television, and Film. She is dedicated to uplifting and educating others about health, money and social issues.

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