As the region readies for the first snowfall of the new year, government facilities and programs are announcing closings and cancellations.
Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C. area will close early on Tuesday, Jan. 7.
Montgomery County Government offices and departments are staying open Tuesday with nonessential employees given the opportunity to use “liberal leave” 2 p.m. through midnight.
Montgomery College will close at 1 p.m. today. All evening classes and activities are canceled.
Montgomery County issued a hypothermia alert from noon today through 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8. Temperatures with the wind chill are expected to be below 32 degrees. The possibility of hypothermia and frostbite is a concern, find more information here.
Montgomery County Recreation has canceled all programs, classes, activities and rentals that begin at 3 p.m. or later. The Club Adventure program will open early, parents must pick up participants by 3 p.m. Senior centers close at 3 p.m. The summer job fair scheduled for today at the Plum Gar Community Recreation Center is canceled. Recreation and aquatic centers remain open for drop-in activities only.
1/7: Federal offices in the Washington, DC area status: Early Departure 4 hour staggered early release all employees must depart no later than 1:00 PM. https://t.co/XNpFS40aXT pic.twitter.com/4UsMzYfwwA
— U.S. Office of Personnel Management (@USOPM) January 7, 2020
MC ALERT: Montgomery College will be closing at 1 p.m. today, Tuesday, January 7 due to inclement weather. All evening classes and activities are cancelled.
— Montgomery College (@montgomerycoll) January 7, 2020
Montgomery County has activated the Extreme Cold Plan for a Hypothermia Alert beginning noon today 1/7 until at least 6 PM tomorrow 1/8. Expect wind chill to be below 32°. Wear layers outside. Take extra precautions if you spend significant time outdoors: https://t.co/jMV4anGEFq pic.twitter.com/hrFhviAcSx
— MC Emergency Mgmt (@ReadyMontgomery) January 7, 2020
#RecAlert: In anticipation of emergency weather conditions, Montgomery County Recreation has modified its schedule for programming that begins at 3 p.m. or later. For full listing, visit https://t.co/kcjeGDHLIP. pic.twitter.com/TJ3XTyeKQm
— MoCo Rec (@MoCoRec) January 7, 2020