Media Contact: John Lisle at (202) 671-2004
The District Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) Urban Forestry Administration ((UFA) is responding to numerous reports of downed trees and branches across the District. At least 20 downed trees have been reported as a result of today’s high winds.
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the Washington area until 10 pm this evening. Sustained winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour are expected, with possible gusts up to 55 mph.
District residents are reminded to call 311 to report downed trees and to be sure to include their name, telephone number, email address and the exact address of the incident. UFA crews will remove trees from roads first, followed by trees on houses and then those that have fallen on sidewalks. Removal of trees that have fallen near or on power lines requires coordination with Pepco. Citizens should note that it can take up to three to four weeks to get all debris and limbs cleared from public space, depending on the extent of the damage.