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OPM says safety is paramount in government closure decisions

In Washington, even an inch of slushy snow is enough to cause havoc with commuters. It's a big factor in whether or not the Federal Government will open for business here in Washington, D.C. FederalNewsRadio's Senior Correspondent Mike Causey broke the news that the Office of Personnel Management will now have a decision on whether to open or close the government on bad weather days by 4 am, instead of 5 am. Yesterday, the head of OPM held a first-ever, "behind the scenes" look at how that decision is made.

Tags: P&B , mngt , OPM , John Berry , closing , National Weather Service , Metropolitan Washington Area Council of Government , President Obama , Max Cacas

Friday - 12/04/2009, 07:33am EST

Snow Angels or Snow Weenies?

Is there something about Washington DC that turns transplanted Minnesota lumberjacks and flinty Chicagolanders into snow weenies? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey deals with the question of snow angels vs. snow weenies.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , liberal leave

Thursday - 03/05/2009, 04:00am EST

Why We Cower

Washington can handle almost any problem thrown at it, except snow. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains why we do what we do and why people who immigrate to DC from colder climes are sometimes part of the problem.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , weather delay

Tuesday - 03/03/2009, 04:00am EST

Slick techniques for snow removal in Va., D.C.

Local road crews have new approaches to dealing with snow this winter.

Tags: D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty , snow plows , Branco Vlacich , David Ekern , ice on roads , pre-treating roads , removal , Virginia Department of Transportation , Robert Marsili

Monday - 11/10/2008, 01:15pm EST
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