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Hang On Tight, This Wind is No Joke – Feds Closed; Trees Down and Power Outages Reported

by Prince Of Petworth March 2, 2018 at 6:45 am 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

When they said wind was coming they weren’t kidding.

Update for D.C. workers:

“The DC Government is offering unscheduled leave today in light of the wind storm. All essential employees must report to work.”

“All DC Public School Parent & Teacher Conferences scheduled for today are canceled.”

From Alert DC:

“United States Office of Personnel Management reports 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 D.C. Government will open on-time today Friday, March 2, 2018.”

“Pepco reports scattered power outages in the area of New Hampshire Ave. and Crittenden St. NW. Currently 2,286 customers are affected. If affected or for more information, contact Pepco at 1-877-737-2662.”

“Pepco reports a power outage in the Marshall Heights Neighborhood. Currently 6,546 customers are without power. For more information, please contact Pepco at 1-877-737-2662.”

“Pepco reports a power outage in the Barry Farm Neighborhood. Currently 1,097 customers are affected. For more information, contact Pepco at 1-877-737-2662.”

“Maryland Transit Administration reports that MARC Train Service has been canceled due to downed trees and signal issues.”

Virginia Railway Express Service is canceled today 3-2-18 out of an abundance of caution due to the severe winds, and based on feedback from host railroads. Regular service will resume on Monday, March 5, 2018.”

From Metro:

“Wind update (5:50 a.m.)
• Metrorail operating every 12 min/line with reduced speeds above ground for safety
• Metrobus & MetroAccess operating; delays possible due to downed trees
• Please travel only if necessary
• Metro offices closed, essential personnel must report”

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