Feds, DC Government and Schools All Closed Due to Snow, Metrobus under “severe snow plan” – However not a “Snow Emergency” so no need to move car (yet)

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“Metro to restore bus service systemwide as of 11 a.m. with snow detours in effect

Metrobus service will transition from the current “severe” snow plan to a “moderate” snow service plan, starting at 11:00 a.m. today. Under the moderate snow service plan, most Metrobus routes will have service with snow detours in effect to keep buses off of hilly terrain, narrow side streets and other problem areas.”

From OPM:

“For 03/17, fed. offices in DC area closed – emergency & telework-ready employees must follow their agency’s policies”

From DC311:

“The District Government and @dcpublicschools CLOSED today.”

From DDOT:

“Roads are mainly slushy and some snow covered- Major Roadways- Passable. Residential streets- Passable-mainly snow covered.”

“A snow emergency HAS NOT been declared at this time.” [as of 5am]


“We’re in a full Plowing/Salting Operation this morning. 200 Plows on the road Federal Government / DC Government closed. Stay off the roads.”


“Metro has announced that buses will operate on a severe snow service plan with limited service as indicated on Metro’s website. 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”


“Metrorail will open at 5 a.m. Monday 3/17, running a normal weekday schedule w/ the usual combo of 6- and 8-car trains.”

From DPW:

“Please note the following changes in DPW Services on Monday due to the snowfall in the District:

· While AM/PM Rush hour restrictions *will* be enforced today (7:00-9:30am/4:00-6:30pm), RPP restrictions and parking meters will not. A Snow Emergency has *not* been declared.
· Trash/Recycling normally collected on Monday will be collected wherever possible.
· Mechanical Street Sweeping has been suspended on Monday and Tuesday this week.”

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