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Bowser Administration Announces 2-Hour Delay for District Schools; District Government to Open on Time

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Contact: Christina Harper, (202) 215-0886

Washington, DC – Due to winter weather, the Bowser Administration announced that today, January 27, District of Columbia Public Schools will open 2 hours late. District Government will open on time.

In anticipation of this week’s winter weather, Mayor Bowser announced the deployment of more than 200 snow trucks starting at 4 am on Sunday, January 25. The District Snow Team is currently in its fourth 12-hour shift since Sunday.

All students, teachers, and non-essential school-based employees should report to work 2-hours after normal start times. Central and administrative office employees should report based on the decision announced for other District government employees. However, all essential personnel should report at their regular start time.

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 snow.dc.gov 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 alert.dc.gov to receive emergency alerts and notifications from Alert DC.