- Associated Press - Saturday, January 23, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser says up to 20 inches of snow have fallen in Washington and officials still need residents to stay off the streets.

Bowser said during a press briefing Saturday evening that people have been spotting be driving or walking in the streets, but that’s unsafe and can interfere with emergency responders. She stands by her decision against a travel ban because of the resources needed to enforce one.

Bowser says high winds are expected and people have already seen white-out conditions. She says the city is being inundated with calls for help shoveling, but they need more volunteers.

D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency Director Christopher Geldart says Sunday will be a day for cleaning up and assessing how quickly business-as-usual can resume.

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