Snow: Federal and DC Governments, Schools, Universities Closed

by March 6, 2013 at 7:22 am 0


While nothing approaching the amount of snow shown in this February 2010 photo is expected, local governments and schools have shut down for the day. (Luis Gomez Photos, file photo)

Featured image: 15th Street NW at 7:15 am this morning.

Due to winter storm warning in effect until 3 am Thursday — along with the current weather of wet snow, rain and wind — the U.S. Government, D.C. Government, D.C. Public Library and D.C. Public Schools are all closed today. In addition, universities in DC are mostly closed today.

Tonight’s Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2F meeting has been postponed and is rescheduled for next Wednesday, March 13.

  • Looking for more information on what is closed, what’s delayed and what events have been cancelled? WTOP Radio’s website is a great source of information on weather closings (DC listings are toward the bottom of the page). You can also get more information at the District Snow Team page.
  • From DC Alert on the storm warning: “The National Weather Service reports that the Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 3AM Thursday morning. NWS anticipates wet snow throughout the day and into tonight. Expect heavy snow at periods throughout Wednesday and tapering off Wednesday night. NWS expects snow accumulations from 5 to 9 inches during the warning period with Northeast winds from 20 to 24 MPH. Expect wind gusts up to 35 MPH Wednesday afternoon and night.”
  • From DC Alert on the federal government:Office of Personnel Management Decision:  FEDERAL OFFICES ARE CLOSED for Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Emergency and Telework-Ready Employees required to work must follow their agency’s policies, including written telework agreements.”
  • From the D.C. Government website: “The District of Columbia government will be closed on Wednesday, March 6 due to the inclement weather that is expected in the DC Metro area. District of Columbia Public Schools are also closed for students and school staff. View for more information.”

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