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From the Office of the Mayor:
“The District of Columbia government will be closed on Thursday, February 13, 2014, due to inclement weather in the Washington metropolitan area. D.C. Public Schools will also be closed. A snow emergency remains in effect.”
“Washington, DC, Area
Applies to: February 13, 2014
Status: Federal Offices are Closed – Emergency and Telework-ready Employees Must Follow Their Agency’s Policies
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 Metrorail system will open at 5 a.m. with service expected to run on or close to a regular weekday schedule as long as conditions permit. Service levels may be reduced later in the day due to expected low ridership and deteriorating weather conditions. During the morning rush hour, an effort will be made to run trains about every 6-10 minutes on all lines.
IMPORTANT: High snowfall conditions in aboveground sections of track can result in snow and ice interacting with the electrified third rail. If conditions develop where areas of snow reach 8 inches near the third rail, it may be necessary to suspend service above ground.
Metrobus service will start Thursday on Severe Snow Emergency Routing, meaning SERVICE WILL BE LIMITED ONLY TO MAJOR ARTERIES. Click here for a list of routes that are expected to operate. Buses will operate less freqently than normal, and riders should expect the possibility of delays and detours.”