Schools Opening 2 Hours Late as More Snow Is Expected

by Andrea Swalec January 27, 2015 at 7:05 am 0

Light snow on cleared streets, Jan. 27, 2015Many locals have extra time to get to work and school this morning.

D.C. Public Schools are opening two hours later than usual, while D.C. government offices are opening on time. Federal offices are also opening on a two-hour delay. Employees have the option to take unscheduled leave or to work remotely.

More snow is likely on Capitol Hill before noon, according to the National Weather Service. Less than half an inch of snow is expected. The forecast tonight calls for partly cloudy skies, wind gusts up to 23 mph and a low of 19 degrees.

Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office had these snow safety tips:

Winter Weather Safety and Preparedness Tips: Property owners are asked to put abrasives (de-icer, rock salt or non-clumping kitty litter) on their sidewalks before the storm starts. Motorists are asked to clear all snow from the vehicle first then drive cautiously. Assist elderly or disabled neighbors with clearing their sidewalks. Also, for plow drivers’ safety, “Don’t crowd the plow.” Residents are encouraged to go to for updates before, during and after winter storms, and for tips to get one’s home and family prepared for inclement weather. Residents also may sign up at to receive emergency alerts and notifications from Alert DC.


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