DC delegate welcomes sledders to Capitol Hill — if it snows

DC delegate welcomes sledders to Capitol Hill — if it snows
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Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton says sledders should head to Capitol Hill if two feet of snow fall on Washington, D.C. this weekend.

Holmes Norton (D) helped topple the ban on Capitol Hill sledding last year as part of a government spending bill.

The ban had prevented people from sledding down the west lawn of Congress.

But pressure mounted on lawmakers last year to overturn the sledding ban. At one point, dozens of children protested the ban by holding a "sled-in" on Capitol Hill. The police did not make any arrests.

"Capitol Hill is this city's iconic snow sledding hill, and Congress got out of the way, allowing our kids to freely enjoy what promises to be one of the best snowfalls in years," Norton said in a statement.

"All families need to worry about now is picking the best time to go sledding,” she added, warning families to take precautions if they plan to be outdoors during the blizzard.

Capitol Hill is expected to be hit with the biggest snowstorm of the year in the coming days. Weather officials are predicting more than a foot of snow, starting Friday and continuing through the weekend.