by October 30, 2012 at 8:00 am 1,757 0


Hurricane Sandy, wind and rain. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]

Hurricane Sandy is upon us and the worst is, hopefully, over, but that doesn’t mean the damage is done. DC hunkered down on Monday, with flights grounded, Metro halted, Amtrak derailed and the city and federal government closed. And it looks like Tuesday will be the same.

Even though the worst of Hurricane Sandy did not hit the DC area until Monday evening, by late afternoon, trees were down throughout the city, and thousands of District residents were without power. This damage is leaving Tuesday’s work-day similar to Monday’s.

What to Expect on Tuesday

  • The federal government is closed.
  • DC government is closed.
  • Metrorail, Metrobus and MetroAcces service is suspended for Tuesday (or until announced). Update: According to WJLA-7, “Metro will restore its rail and bus service beginning at 2 p.m. on Tuesday and will function on a Sunday schedule. Normal service will be restored Wednesday.”
  • MARC and Virginia Railway Express have announced that all service has been canceled for Tuesday.
  • All flights in and out of DC airports are cancelled.
  • DC Public Schools are closed on Tuesday.
  • Capital Bikeshare will remain closed through Tuesday morning at a minimum.
Do you have photos of the storm’s damage? If so, email them to borderstan[AT]

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