How to Get Ice Off Your Windshield the Easy Way

How to Get Ice Off Your Windshield the Easy Way
Photograph by ratmaner; via iStock.

There’s nothing to be done about unplowed roads but wait (and hit refresh on the DC plow map every few minutes, of course).

But when those little green dots finally start to populate the side street where you stashed your car pre-blizzard, here’s how to save yourself ten minutes of windshield-scraping time.

What you need: a spray bottle, water, and rubbing alcohol.

Mix the water and alcohol together (about a 1:1 ratio should do the trick). Spray on your icy windshield and voila.

There’s no need to take my word for it. No More Ice, Ice Baby

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Amanda joined Washingtonian in January 2016 after moving to DC from LA, where she wrote about surfing for The Inertia and freelanced for Honolulu Magazine. She lives in Shaw.