“FEDERAL OFFICES in the Washington, DC, area are CLOSED. Emergency and telework-ready employees required to work must follow their agency’s policies, including written telework agreements.”
“The District of Columbia Government will be closed on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, due to inclement weather in the DC Metro area. Due to the anticipated inclement weather predicted to hit the DC area this morning, DCPS Schools and administrative offices are closed today, Tuesday, December 10. Students and teachers do not need to report to school. All after school programs, athletic events and evening programs are cancelled as well. Central staff should not report. Today’s forecast calls for Snow, mainly before 3pm. High near 32. North wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.”
As always if you guys get any good snow photos please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail or tweet me @PoPville or upload to the PoPville flickr pool. Stay safe and have fun!
“Federal agencies in the Washington, DC, area are OPEN under 2 hours DELAYED ARRIVAL and employees have the OPTION FOR UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK. Employees should plan to arrive for work no more than 2 hours later than they would be expected to arrive.”
“District gov’t and DCPS schools will open on a 2-hour delay on Monday, Dec 9, due to inclement weather in the metro area. @dcpublicschools”
From @DCPoliceDept just after 5am Monday morning:
“4D Traffic Lights Out- Ga Av & Irving St NW/ 4- way stop sign in place/ use caution/ expect delays”
“4D Tree Down- 16th & Geranium St NW // take alternate route/”
Snow’s finally starting to stick a bit! This is from Petworth. If you guys get any good snow shots please send me an email at princeofpetworth(at)gmail or tweet to @PoPville or upload to the PoPville flickr pool. Have fun!
“The DC Snow Team (Department of Public Works and Department of Transportation) will deploy more than 200 plows to commercial and residential streets Sunday morning, December 8 to be on site in advance of the upcoming wintry mix of freezing rain and snow. Meteorologists predict the storm will move in Sunday morning, starting as snow and maybe accumulating about 1-2 inches. Snow is expected to change to freezing rain/sleet for most of Sunday afternoon into the evening. The temperature is expected to hover at or around 32F- 34F and then, start to rise Sunday night around midnight into Monday morning and change to all rain.
The team is closely tracking the weather. If there is no rain Saturday, crews will apply the brine/beet juice solution to bridges, ramps, other elevated structures and challenging residential streets to reduce the chance of freezing.
“Freezing rain is the most dangerous winter condition there is, so we urge residents to stay safe and stay home,” said DPW Director William O. Howland, Jr. “Make this a time for enjoying family, rooting for your favorite football team or catching up on that book you’ve been meaning to read.” Director Howland added that freezing rain also may result in loss of power, so residents should be prepared. Pepco strongly urges everyone to call 1-877-Pepco-62 (1-877-737-2662) to report power outages and downed wires (stay away from downed wires and report them immediately).
Property owners are asked to treat their sidewalks with an abrasive such as non-clumping kitty litter, a deicer or rock salt. This snow season, the Snow Team is testing the effectiveness of pet-safe deicer on bridges with pedestrian sidewalks.
DPW leaf collection crews are the backbone of the Snow Team; therefore, leaf collection will be suspended starting Friday, December 6 through the end of the event. These crews will return to collecting leaves and will continue collections in Area A neighborhoods until they are finished.”
“The D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced today that due to the heat advisory that is in effect for Thursday, July 18, pool hours will be extended for today, Thursday, July 18; Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20, 2013. Temperatures are expected to reach above 100 degrees.”
To help residents beat the heat, the following pools will have extended hours: (more…)
“In light of the excessive heat forecast for today and the remainder of the week, Metro will allow riders to carry and drink water on the system through the end of the service day on Friday, July 19.
The exception to Metro’s “no eating or drinking” policy applies to water only — in stations and aboard trains, buses and MetroAccess vehicles.
Passengers are encouraged to use reusable containers or bottles that can be tightly secured and to use trash receptacles to dispose of any waste.”
“Today, the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced extended outdoor pool hours, due to the expected high temperatures for Tuesday, July 16 and Wednesday, July 17, 2013. While all pools will continue to observe their regularly scheduled closure day, select pools will have extended hours. According to the National Weather Service, the District will have extremely high temperatures and high humidity. Residents are encouraged to stay inside if possible.
To help residents beat the heat, the following pools will have extended hours:
Banneker Recreation Center Pool (2500 Georgia Avenue NW) || Tues., July 16: 1:00 pm – 8:30 pm || Wed., July 17: 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm (more…)