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Local DOTs assess their salt stockpiles

With yet another winter storm bearing down on the D.C. region, local road crews are assessing their salt stockpiles. The consensus is that there is enough to spread around.

Tags: salt , road safety , snow , DDOT , D.C. Department of Transportation , Maryland State Highway Administration , Virginia Department of Transportation

Monday - 01/31/2011, 03:01pm EST

How cold is too cold for recess?

Old-timers tell youngsters how they used to walk to school uphill, both ways, in blinding snow. Soon, they might add recess to their tales of less pampered days of yore.

Tags: recess , Montgomery County Public Schools , Fairfax County Public Schools , temperatures , winter , snow , snow policy , school , Kate Ryan , Paul D. Shinkman

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 11:34am EST

Snow causes some traffic problems in Virginia

A fast-moving storm left a light coating of snow on roads that was gone just a few hours later, but not before it caused a series of crashes in Virginia.

Tags: snow , snow closings , VDOT , DDOT , SHA , State Highway Administration , Virginia Department of Transportation , District Department of Transportation , Ron Riley

Friday - 01/07/2011, 06:58am EST

Snow Daze: Wimps Or Lions?

After the blizzard of 2010 all America is debating whether federal workers are snow wimps or ice-conquering lions. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey reports on what the rest of the world is saying about us.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey

Tuesday - 02/16/2010, 04:00am EST

OPM: Federal government closed Tuesday

Director John Berry says he relies on a 6:00 p.m. conference call with local governments to help make the decision on the operating status of the federal government.

Tags: mngt , OPM , John Berry

Monday - 02/08/2010, 08:25pm EST
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Snow Day: May Day!

If you live in the Northeast part of the U.S., Friday may bring the mother of all snow storms. The DC region is battening down the hatches as Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , OPM

Friday - 02/05/2010, 04:00am EST
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Snow Stopped but Fallout Continues

The snow is starting to melt in the nation's capital but the fallout from decisions to close, or not close, government offices will continue for a long time. So how much did it cost, or save, and was it too much or not enough? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has the latest.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey

Wednesday - 12/23/2009, 04:00am EST

Blog Bonus: Springer on Berry's snow plans

Possible freezing rain and sleet are approaching nation's capital. So will the government remain open on Wednesday? Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry says each time bad weather approaches he'll make that decision by 4am. But those comments have sparked consternation from former OPM director Linda Springer.

Tags: mngt , Linda Springer , OPM , policy , John Berry

Tuesday - 12/08/2009, 10:53am EST