How Ready Are You For Snowquestration?

12:11 AM, Mar 5, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- If you wanted to avoid those last minute crowds, Monday night was the night to fill up your gas tank, stock up on food, and buy that new shovel.

But, despite the snow forecasts, we still found some doubters out and about and that includes Ravi Dahiya of Bethesda, "No batteries, no supplies, nothing."

We caught up with Dahiya at the Washingtonian Gas Station in Bethesda. We also ran into Sara Kazemi who told us filling up her gas tank was the most important thing she was going to do.

"The last snow, I spent 10 hours going from Neiman to my house." She says it normally takes 20 minutes.

Admittedly, we have more than a day before snowquester strikes. It may look eerily quiet outside on Monday, but behind the scenes, Pepco, BGE, Dominion Virginia Power and other electric companies are planning on how to deal with when the inevitable power outages snowquestration will bring.

At Strosnider's Hardware in Bethesda, the shovels are out, the rock salt is ready, and Mark McIntyre of Chevy Chase almost made it through the whole winter without buying a new shovel --almost.

"My last shovel got stolen, after Snowpocalypse, I did a lot of shoveling for folks in my development, somebody borrowed it, it never came back, so here I am."

In Chevy Chase, we met 12-year-old Camille and her dog Jackie. Jackie was yipping while Camille told us how she felt about the coming snow.

"I like being outside so I like snow and schools cancelled, but the power outages and it being colder are two disadvantages."

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