Snow Closing and Delays for Monday in DC

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It's snowing across the DC metro area Monday morning. Patch archive photo
It's snowing across the DC metro area Monday morning. Patch archive photo
The following is a list of closings and delays for Monday, March 17, due to the wintry conditions. The DC metro area is under a Winter Storm Warning until 2 p.m. Monday.

  • Federal Offices: "For 03/17, federal. offices in the DC area are closed – emergency & telework-ready employees must follow their agency’s policies."

    The Office of Personnel Management posted this explanation for their decision:

The Office of Personnel Management posted this explanation for their decision:

Today's closure decision was made in conjunction with our area partners, especially the local transportation departments and the National Weather Service. The storm is expected to continue into the late morning hours. Throughout that time, transportation officials are working to clear the main and arterial roads and the conditions may remain dangerous. As a result, the safest decision was to close the federal government in the DC area.

  • WMATA bus service for Monday: Metro has announced that buses will operate on a severe snow service plan with limited service.  This is a reduction in service from what was announced Sunday based on current weather and road conditions.

Under Metro's severe snow plan, only the following routes will have bus service, and only on the busiest portions of each route:

  • District of Columbia: 32, 36, 52, 54, 70, 90, 92, A6/A8, S2, X2
  • Maryland: 83, A12, C4, C22, D12, F4, J2, K6, P12, Q1, T18, Y9, Z8
  • Virginia: 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 7A, 9A/REX, 10B, 16A, 22A/25A, 23A, 28A, 29N

Bus riders are advised that even after service is restored, delays and detours are possible due to road conditions. More information on how buses operate under a severe snow plan

Additional bus routes will be restored when it is safe to do so. Metro continues to encourage riders to sign up for MetroAlerts to receive email or text-message updates for their specific routes.  To sign up, visit www.wmata.com/metroalerts

WMATA also announced: Due to the weather forecast and expected road conditions, all MetroAccess paratransit service will be suspended on Monday, March 17. 

  • VRE will operate on a "S" schedule Monday.
  • MARC will operate on an "S" schedule on the Penn, Camden and Brunswick lines Monday.
  • Georgetown’s Main, Medical, and School of Continuing Studies campuses OPEN with Delayed Arrival Monday, March 17, 2014 at 12 PM and Liberal Leave is in effect. 
  • Classes are delayed and will begin at 12 PM. Non-emergency employees report to work at 12 PM and Liberal Leave is in effect; Emergency employees must report to work at the normal time. For details click here. For more details, click here.


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