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Arlington County Closings, Delays and Cancellations for Monday

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Snow has hit the DC area once again; Patch archive photo
Snow has hit the DC area once again; Patch archive photo
It's a snowy St. Patrick's Day Monday in Arlington. Here's a list of some of the closings and delays in the area (in addition to schools being closed):

  • Arlington County Government: Closed
  • Arlington County Courts: Closed
  • Libraries: Closed
  • Parks & Rec, Community Centers, Senior Centers: Closed
Outside of Arlington:
  • Federal Offices: "For 03/17, federal. offices in the DC area are closed – emergency & telework-ready employees must follow their agency’s policies." 

    The Office of Personnel Management posted this explanation for their decision:

The Office of Personnel Management posted this explanation for their decision:

Today's closure decision was made in conjunction with our area partners, especially the local transportation departments and the National Weather Service. The storm is expected to continue into the late morning hours. Throughout that time, transportation officials are working to clear the main and arterial roads and the conditions may remain dangerous. As a result, the safest decision was to close the federal government in the DC area.

  • WMATA bus service for Monday: Metro has announced that buses will operate on a severe snow service plan with limited service.  This is a reduction in service from what was announced Sunday based on current weather and road conditions.

Under Metro's severe snow plan, only the following routes will have bus service, and only on the busiest portions of each route:

  • District of Columbia: 32, 36, 52, 54, 70, 90, 92, A6/A8, S2, X2
  • Maryland: 83, A12, C4, C22, D12, F4, J2, K6, P12, Q1, T18, Y9, Z8
  • Virginia: 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 7A, 9A/REX, 10B, 16A, 22A/25A, 23A, 28A, 29N

Bus riders are advised that even after service is restored, delays and detours are possible due to road conditions. More information on how buses operate under a severe snow plan

Additional bus routes will be restored when it is safe to do so. Metro continues to encourage riders to sign up for MetroAlerts to receive email or text-message updates for their specific routes.  To sign up, visit www.wmata.com/metroalerts

WMATA also announced: Due to the weather forecast and expected road conditions, all MetroAccess paratransit servicewill be suspended on Monday, March 17. 

  • VRE will operate on a "S" schedule Monday.
  • MARC will operate on an "S" schedule on the Penn, Camden and Brunswick lines Monday.

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