lrothschild tweets us at 9:10am:

“Scene at Bethesda, no escalators working”

WMATA tweets:

“Red Line trains are bypassing Bethesda station due to an escalator outage. Shuttle bus service from Medical Center. 9:10a #wmata”

“Red Line: No longer bypassing Bethesda. Station has re-opened, escalator service restored.”

Earlier WMATA tweeted a similar situation at Woodley Park:

“Red Line: Trains are temporarily bypassing Woodley Park due to an escalator outage. Shuttle bus service is available from Cleveland Park.

Red Line trains are no longer bypassing Woodley Park, the station has reopened. 7:18a #wmata”

and not sure if related but:

“Red Line: Expect delays in both directions due to a police investigation at Woodley Park.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user nevermindtheend

From OPM:

“Washington, DC Area

Applies to: Thursday, January 28, 2016
Status: Open – 3 hours Delayed Arrival – With Option for Unscheduled Leave or Unscheduled Telework

Federal agencies in the Washington, DC area are OPEN under 3 hours DELAYED ARRIVAL and employees have the OPTION FOR UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK. Employees should plan to arrive for work no more than 3 hours later than they would be expected to arrive.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user nevermindtheend


“Metro is announcing the following service information for Thursday, January 28, 2016:


As snow clearing progresses and road conditions improve across the region, Metrobus service will be upgraded to a “light” snow service plan starting Thursday morning. Under the “light” snow plan, all routes are in service; however, pre-planned snow detours are in effect to keep buses off of hilly terrain, narrow streets and other problem areas. Bus customers should check the light service plan webpage for detour information:

As conditions improve, snow detours may be lifted and buses will resume normal routing. Metro will alert riders on a route-by-route basis through MetroAlerts by email or text message and on the Metrobus alerts and advisories page. Sign up for MetroAlerts at .


On Thursday, Metrorail will continue to operate modified service, with trains running every 8 minutes during rush hours on each line. All stations are open. In the downtown core of the system where stations are served by multiple lines, trains will serve stations about every 4 minutes. (more…)

Euclid Street on Tuesday also with serious problems according to a reader

“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to email about Park Road to alert people as to its condition after finding myself on it this morning. Coming from Mount Pleasant it looked like Park Road had been partially cleared but once you hit the bridge it becomes clear that it is just a single rough lane that has been carved out by heavier/all wheel drive cars over the last few days. The single lane wouldn’t be a problem except it isn’t marked and I found myself in a deadlock of cars coming up Park Road into Mount Pleasant and those like myself coming down Park Road and out of Mount Pleasant. There are no turn offs so both sides are left with the only option being to either reverse to entirety of their side or hope the other side does so. I spent 30 minutes in this deadlock until enough cars behind me (there were about 10-15 cars on either side) reversed that I could follow suit back up the hill. I wanted to send this in as Park Road is a major thoroughfare and its state is dangerous both because it is unplowed and because it is unmarked as such.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley



Metrobus will begin service on a “moderate” weather service plan on Wednesday. Under the moderate service plan, Metrobus service will be available on 160 regional commuter routes. Additionally, Metro will run the 32 Metrobus school trips to the extent possible, given road conditions.

Bus riders are advised that even on routes where service is operating, delays and detours are possible due to road conditions. More information on how buses operate under a moderate 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.


The Metrorail system will open at 5 a.m. on the Red, Orange, Blue, Green and Yellow lines.  It is not yet known whether service can be restored on the Silver Line in time for morning rush hour due to ongoing ice and snow clearing efforts.  In the event that rail service is not restored on the Silver Line, free shuttle buses will be provided starting at 5 a.m. between all Silver Line stations and West Falls Church, where connections can be made to the Orange Line. (more…)

From Kennedy St, NW by district kate

12th btw M and N. Not sure if his efforts were respected from Amy

Thanks to all who sent emails about the sign Andrea Noble spotted on Capitol Hill and posted to twitter:

I wonder what happened to that spot in Brightwood

Also Sean reminds folks that you can’t just park next to snowbanks in the middle of the street – from Adams Morgan: