D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says Sunday is Day 1 of dig out effort

Muriel Bowser (AP file photo)

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser says city officials' goal for Sunday is to make major roads passable and do as much as they can on secondary roads.

Bowser spoke Sunday at a press conference. Bowser called Sunday "Day 1" of the dig out effort. Bowser and other officials asked people not to drive or walk in the streets.

"The longer you stay home the quicker we get this done," police chief Cathy Lanier said.

Christopher Geldart, the Director of the city's Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, called removing the snow a "major operation."

"Two feet of snow is a lot to move," Geldart said.

But Bowser also sounded a hopeful tone: "It's Sunday and the sun is out in Washington, DC, and we're very happy to report that."

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