WASHINGTON (AP) — It’ll be much more expensive to catch a cab in D.C. over the next day.

Starting at noon Monday, taxicabs that originate in Washington are authorized to add an emergency flat rate of $15 per trip because of Hurricane Sandy.

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The price is supposed to expire at noon Tuesday, unless officials cancel it earlier. It may also be extended beyond that, if considered necessary.

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Officials say drivers must inform passengers entering their cabs of the fee and explain it.

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