Winter Snow Cancelations and Delays for Jan. 7

The temperatures will stay below freezing Friday following the overnight snowfall, according to the National Weather Service. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are now closed today after announcing a two-hour delay Thursday evening. All school and community activities held in school buildings are closed. Daycare programs are also closed.

Montgomery College has delayed in-person classes and activities until 10:30 a.m. Remote or online classes remain on schedule Friday.

Maryland State Police activated the snow emergency plan for Montgomery County Thursday at 8 p.m. Travel on interstates 270, 370 and the beltway is restricted until the plan is lifted.

Federal Government:

Federal offices in the Washington, D.C. area closed Friday. Emergency employees and telework employees continue to work. Non-emergency employees have the option for unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework.

State of Maryland:

State offices and facilities are closed until 10 a.m. Friday. Employees have the option for liberal leave for the remainder of the day. Emergency and essential employees continue to work.

Montgomery County:

The Montgomery County government  will open at 10 a.m. Friday. County run COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinics at most sites will continue as scheduled. The county warns that there is limited room to wait indoors. The sites are not able to accept those without an appointment.

Changes to the county recreation’s schedule include:

  • All regularly scheduled programs and activities are canceled.
  • Senior centers are closed.
  • Community centers are pools open at 10 a.m. for drop-in activities only.

The county trash and recycling may be delayed. The Shady Grove Transfer Station will open at 10 a.m.


Metrobus is running on a moderate snow service plan. Bus service will be suspended and detours will be in effect on certain routes to avoid areas prone to hazardous conditions. Approximated 119 out of 183 routes will operate.

Metrobus officials warn that any service will be stopped if roads become unsafe.

No weather-related impacts to Metrorail are anticipated at this time. De-icer trains will be deployed and heaters activated to keep the railway free of snow and ice.

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