Happy Monday! And Happy Snow Day (for most)! Washington area federal offices are closed today, which means the region’s largest employer will keep most workers away from the office.
The decision marks the first time the government has shut down this year due to the weather and only the second time during the Obama
With roads impassable, trains and buses running on skeleton schedules and all major school districts closed, officials at the Office of Personnel Management deemed a Monday commute too dangerous, officials said.
But should the government even bother opening on Tuesday? It costs the federal government roughly $100 million in lost productivity and associated opportunity costs, but most schools will be closed, there’s only limited public transportation service, most side streets will likely still be impassable and another 8 inches could call fall by Wednesday morning.
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