The doors of federal government offices in Washington, D.C., will remain closed Tuesday after a weekend blizzard dumped more than two feet of snow on the area, according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. "Federal offices in the Washington, D.C., area are closed," said a Tuesday evening release from the office. "Emergency and telework-ready employees required to work must follow their agency's policies, including written telework agreements."
Earlier in the week, House lawmakers voted to postpone votes this week due to the "severity of the winter storm," the Hill reported. The House was scheduled to hold votes Wednesday evening.
Most schools in the area also planned to remain closed Tuesday, the Washington Post reported. The Metro rail system and bus network were shut down through the weekend, but partially resumed service Monday.
Federal government offices in Washington, DC, area to remain closed Tuesday following blizzard - US Office of Personnel Management
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Chris Geldart, the city’s director of homeland security and emergency services, said there remains a lot of work to be done to get the region back to business as usual.
“Twenty-four inches of snow across 4,400 miles [of roadway], we have a lot of snow we’re going to be moving,” Geldart told the Washington Post.