Back to Work, But Monday is a Holiday!

by February 12, 2010 at 8:16 am 1,852 4 Comments

Good morning, Borderstanis. Life is beginning to return to something approaching normal and regular in DC–and normal and regular never looked so good. Here is a quick status update. So, back to work, but remember that Monday is Presidents’ Day, a federal holiday!

  • Alert DC. Remember to sign up for alerts with Alert DC, which will give you updates on what’s happening with the DC Government and other important information for DC residents; you can have alerts sent to your email or cell phone.
  • Federal Government. OPM says the Federal Government is open today… but opening two hours late. However, employees can take unscheduled leave.
  • DC Government. The DC Government is open today, with offices opening at the regular time.
  • DC Public Schools. It is a non-school day for students as today was already a professional development day for teachers and staff. Administrative offices are open. Schools are also closed Monday for Presidents’ Day.
  • Trash Collection. The DC Department of Public Works has announced it will collect trash today from the front properties of those homes with a Friday collection day. Residents are asked to place their trash in dark colored plastic (not paper) bags and place the bags at the curb for collection. But, there is no recycling pick up today.
  • Mail? I haven’t heard yet whether the Post Office will deliver mail today. We didn’t get any mail yesterday, so let’s hope conditions permit our route carriers to be back on the job today.
  • Metrobus and Metrorail. Metrobus service is opening on limited routes and Metro hopes to add more routes throughout the day. Metrorail is open aboveground at a number of locations, but not all. Best advice? Get the details at the Metro Web site. Remember that you can sign up for Metro’s eAlerts for updates on Metro service.
  • Circulator Bus. DDoT is resuming full Circulator bus service today–but there may be detours and longer than usual waits between buses.  Get updates via Twitter at at http://www.twitter/DDOTDC.


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