The Office of Personnel Management announced this evening that the federal government will be closed on Monday. OPM’s Web site was completely crashed for a while due to the onslaught of people checking on the status, but is now back up. Here’s the details:
- Emergency employees must show up for work on time.
- Nonemergency employees (including employees on preapproved leave) will have an excused absence for the number of hours they were scheduled to work.
- Telework employees may have to work from their home or other prearranged telework site.
- Employees on alternative work schedules who were already scheduled to have tomorrow off are not entitled to another AWS day off.
In other Snowmageddon news:
- Washington’s Metro is currently running only in underground tunnels — no above-ground tracks. Metro buses are not operating today.
- Virginia Railway Express trains will not be running Monday, and they aren’t even sure they’ll operate on Tuesday either. VRE said it will make that decision by 6 p.m. tomorrow.
- More snow could be coming Tuesday. The National Weather Service this afternoon issued a winter storm watch that says we could get five or more additional inches of snow beginning Tuesday afternoon and running into Wednesday afternoon.
- And FedLine ain’t trying to brag or nothing, but we just wanted to point out that we said back in December that Snowmageddon was a much better name than Snowpocalypse. And it looks like President Obama agrees: