Skip to comments.Government Closes Because The Wind In DC Is Wild
Posted on 03/02/2018 7:24:37 AM PST by EdnaMode
The federal government closed Friday morning due to high wind and resulting issues like power outages and fear of accidents, the Office of Personnel Management stated.
The powerful storm barreling toward the Northeast resulted in cooler temperatures and wind gusts over 60 MPH, classifying it as an extreme storm in the Washington, D.C., area.
Commuter trains Virginia Railway Express and the Maryland Rail Commuter were canceled, and the Metro was running slower during the above-ground sections. Most area schools were closed, as is the D.C. government, but federal employees who are approved for telework may work from home, GovExec reports.
At least 140,000 residents of Northern Virginia were without power due to the downed power lines, according to InsideNOVA.
David Harsanyi ✔ @davidharsanyi My kids' school is closed down today because of ... wind. 7:43 AM - Mar 2, 2018
Wind stations at Dulles International Airport clocked winds at 67 MPH, and Gaithersburg, Md., stations reported 69 MPH gusts according to the National Weather Service.
Megan McGrath ✔ @MeganMcGrath4 Fessenden St is closed at River Rd NW for downed tree. The wind is here! 3:10 AM - Mar 2, 2018 · Washington, DC
I live about 90 minutes north of DC and work from home. I’ve been watching my neighbors partially built shed getting absolutely torn apart.
It’s a metal shed and is beyond saving.
blow it away LORD.
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Did the President and Melanie make it out to NC for the Graham funeral?
Expose all the corruption . . .
What a bunch of sissies.
Some rain and wind, and our bureaucrats are paid to go home.
They used to teach that in school, iirc.
I agree. This might have some bearing.
The vast majority of government drones use the metro. It’s running slow due to some track debris.
Lots of schools shut down too. East coasters are absolutely terrified of inclement weather. I think it’s kind of fun.
Maryland public schools closed all day due to breezy conditions.
I remember that. I still use it.
Yes ... although I don't envy the flight. :)
At budget time, every single gubermint position is critical. Any other time of year, a little unpleasant weather makes them all non-critical.
That’s a shame.
Northern Virginia schools are closed too.
I just got to DFW with a bunch of flyers from cancelled flight to DC. One of the gals on the plane had her phone out with the water color painting of obummers wife shown. You could tell they were from DC as they bragged about how beautiful the painting was.
Junior high kid could paint better than that!!
According to twitter, they were leaving from Dulles airport.
POTUS and FLOTUS have arrived in NC.
Good to hear.
Meh. Springtime in Texas.
Many schools are closed due to lack of power.
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