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Winter Weather Advisory in Effect in Until Tuesday, City Delays Opening for Warming Centers

Updated at 4:45 p.m. — A winter weather advisory remains in effect throughout the day, as the City was blanketed with snow on Sunday. Up to two more inches are expected overnight, according to the National Weather Service.

The snow shut down in-person schools and non-emergency city staff are allowed to telework.

The city also opened warming centers at recreation centers late. The warming centers are intended to help poor residents cope with the cold temperatures.

The city released the following:

  • Closed: Chinquapin Recreation Center
    Mon Feb 1, 2021 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location: Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility, 3210 King St.
  • Closed: Warming Centers
    Mon Feb 1, 2021 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location: All City Recreation Centers
  • CANCELLED: Board of Zoning Appeals
    Mon Feb 8, 2021 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location: City Hall, Council Chamber, 301 King St.

According to NWS:

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation. Additional snow accumulations of
  up to one inch and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an
  inch.

* WHERE...The District of Columbia, portions of central Maryland,
  northern and northwest Virginia and eastern West Virginia.

* WHEN...Until midnight EST tonight.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous
  conditions could impact the evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

When venturing outside, watch your first few steps taken on
steps, sidewalks, and driveways, which could be icy and slippery,
increasing your risk of a fall and injury.

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