City Desk

Yet Another Modern Convenience Falls to Hurricane Sandy

Trains, buses, Bikeshare—is there any form of transportation Hurricane Sandy will leave for people foolhardy enough to go out in this storm? Apparently not.

In an email to customers this afternoon, car-sharing service car2go announced that no new rentals could start after 7 p.m. tonight. Additionally, no cars can be abandoned in the following flood-prone zones:

  • Southwest Waterfront
  • Bloomingdale
  • Georgetown Waterfront
  • Anacostia Riverfront
  • Florida Ave.
  • Capitol Riverfront

Read car2go's full letter to members after the jump.

Dear car2go DC Members,

Please be advised as you prepare for the approaching storms in DC, car2go is preparing for the severe weather as well.

For your safety and ours, car2go will temporarily suspend service beginning at 7PM today, and you will not be able to begin rentals after that time.
As a precaution, if you currently have a rental open, we encourage you to safely return the car to an area that is away from the DC Flood Zones, away from trees, and away from Emergency Evacuation Routes.

The restricted areas include but are not limited to:

•SW Waterfront
•Bloomingdale
•Georgetown Waterfront (Water St.)
•Anacostia Riverfront
•Florida Ave.
•Capitol Riverfront (Capitol Hill Waterfront Stadium)

For more information about DC Flood Zones visit the District Department of the Environment HERE.

We will reopen service when weather conditions allow, and we will notify you when it is safe for car2go to begin operations again.
For questions or updates, please follow us on twitter @car2goDC and on facebook at facebook.com/car2go.DC.

Please stay safe during this time, and if you have any immediate questions, please call us at 877.488.4224.

Thank you,
Your car2go DC Team

Photo by Lydia DePillis

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  • http://distcurm.blogspot.com/ IMGoph

    so...how do they define each of these geographic zones? would be a good follow-up story. if you left a car on the west side of 2nd Street NW (the accepted boundary for Bloomingdale), would you have gotten in trouble with car2go?

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