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It’s Snowing – DC Government, Schools Opening on Time; Feds Have Option for Telework; Power Outages Reported from Dupont to Logan to U Street

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As of 6:15am From AlertDC:

“The District of Columbia Government and Public Schools will be opening today January 6, 2015 on time.

The Federal Office of Personnel Management reports that federal agencies in the Washington, DC area are Open and employees have the option for unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework.

DHS reports the Hypothermia Alert will remain activated. National Weather Service reports the current temperature is 24 degrees. Today’s forecast: Snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible, mainly before noon. High near 34. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon.

When the temperature or wind chill is 32 degrees or below, the District issues a Hypothermia Alert. Those who are homeless, and the general public, may call the Shelter Hotline: 1-800-535-7252 or the Mayor’s Call Center: 311 to get assistance.”

From @DCPoliceDept:

“Snow Advisory – Several Accidents in and around the District. Use Caution, give lots of space. Give the Plow Trucks a wide berth.”

Updated 7am – Not sure if weather related but reports of power outages in Dupont:

“@katy_bedard tweets:

“@PoPville no power in Dupont, around 17th and p. Anyone else?”

@aoconnorND tweets:

“@PoPville no power close to circle at 19th & Corcoran

Reader report power out in parts of Logan Circle too.

no power near 18th and S, either!”

no power on 13th and u either (though street lights are working)”

Update 7:20am:

@CarlynMessinger tweets us:

“@PoPville power out on U Street since about 7, Pepco says it will probably be fixed by 11 #snowpower

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@ktbrry tweets us at 7:15am:

Stalled bus or something not good at 18th and Florida NW.”

Update 7:30am:

@aoconnorND tweets us:

“Fire trucks and power company out at NH and Q. Smells like burning.”

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Update 7:40am:

@jburka tweets us:

“@PoPville traffic lights at S and T on 14th are out. As usual, DC drivers aren’t bothering to treat it like an all way stop.”

Update 7:50am:

@pheebs_wood tweets us:

“Accident at 18th & Florida NW. 2 other metro buses are stopped up the street. @PoPville”

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“@Sara422 tweets us:

@PoPville Power out/traffic lights out at 13th and R, too. Rarely happens on this block.”

From AlertDC:

“Pepco reports a smoking manhole at 18th and New Hampshire Ave. NW. Due to the smoking manhole 6100 customers are without power. Pepco crews are on the scene working to resolve the problem at this time. No restoration time has been given. For information please contact Pepco at 1-877-737-2662″

Update 8am:

@aadragna tweets us:

“Very eerie in Dupont as lights out in all businesses. Street lights working.”

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@robbie_gross tweets us:

“@PoPville H buses also stuck on both sides of Porter St east of Connecticut

LC emails us:

“Just made the trek from Columbia Heights to Logan and it looks like most of the streets are still untreated. This photo shows 14th St. at 7:45 am – where are the plow trucks?”

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