News Closings and Cancellations Feb. 14, 2014
We are beginning to see closures come in.
Prince William County Public Schools are closed Thursday. They posted the following statement:
On Friday, February 14, 2014, all Prince William County Public Schools will be closed due to expected inclement weather conditions in certain areas. Code red for employees. All school division activities including Professional Development sessions are cancelled. SACC will not open.
DoD schools Quantico
DODEA schools aboard the base will be closed Friday.
Colleges and universities
MCB Quantico will be in operating status code blue for Feb. 14 and open at noon. Unscheduled leave may be authorized.
A reminder to check with your chain of command for any additional guidance, and follow MCCS Quantico, Lincoln Military Housing – Quantico, and Quantico Children, Youth and Teen Programs for information on their closures and activities for tomorrow.
Federal agencies in the Washington, DC, area are OPEN under 2 hours DELAYED ARRIVAL and employees have the OPTION FOR UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK. Employees should plan to arrive for work no more than 2 hours later than they would be expected to arrive.
Non-Emergency Employees who report to the office will be granted excused absence (administrative leave) for up to 2 hours past their expected arrival time. In accordance with their agency’s policies and procedures, subject to any applicable collective bargaining requirements, non-emergency employees may notify their supervisors of their intent to use:
earned annual leave, compensatory time off, credit hours, or sick leave, as appropriate;
leave without pay;
their alternative work schedule day (AWS) off or rearrange their work hours under flexible work schedules; or unscheduled telework (if telework-ready).
(Employees who request unscheduled leave should be charged leave for the entire workday.)
Telework-Ready Employees who are regularly scheduled to perform telework or who notify their supervisor of their intention to perform unscheduled telework must be prepared to telework for the entire workday, or take unscheduled leave, or a combination of both, for the entire workday in accordance with their agency’s policies and procedures, subject to any applicable collective bargaining requirements.
Pre-approved Leave. Employees on pre-approved leave for the entire workday or employees who requested unscheduled leave for the entire workday should be charged leave for the entire day.
Emergency Employees are expected to report to their worksite on time unless otherwise directed by their agencies.
Virginia Railway Express
As of right now, VRE plans to operate an “S” Schedule on Friday, February 14th. We will continue to monitor the tracks, stations, and platforms through the night with our host railroads and confirm that decision Friday morning at 4am. If there are conditions on the tracks where our trains cannot operate safely, we will cancel service. Again, the final decision will be made at 4 a.m.
PRTC OmniRide / OmniLink
Based on the latest National Weather Service report, PRTC’s Snow Emergency Service Plan, ESP (including Snow Emergency routing), will be in effect for ALL PRTC bus services on the morning of Friday, February 14. Rides on ALL PRTC buses will be FREE.
If weather and road conditions are predicted to improve by the afternoon, PRTC may resume operating regularly scheduled service for OmniRide, Metro Direct and Cross County Connector bus services. To find out if the ESP is still in effect for Friday afternoon service, please:
Check your e-mail for a Rider Express advisory;
Visit our website and look for a special service alert at www.PRTCtransit.org;
Call for a recorded message at 703-730-6664;
*OMNIRIDE passengers are encouraged to park at commuter park and ride lots. Buses will take passengers to either the Franconia-Springfield or West Falls Church Metro stations, where they can transfer to Metrorail to reach their destination, with the reverse in effect for the return trip. During ESP, Tysons passengers will be dropped off at the West Falls Church Metro Station, where they can transfer to either Metrobus or Fairfax Connector to complete their trip, with the reverse in effect for the return trip. Passengers transferring to Metrorail or a neighboring bus system will be required to pay the appropriate fare.
*METRO DIRECT buses will operate according to published schedules; however, road conditions may cause delays. OmniRide and Metro Direct bus service during winter weather is dependent on Metrorail serving its above-ground stations. If Metro is expected to stop service in the morning, OmniRide and Metro Direct service may be cancelled for the entire day. If Metro service is suspended midday, OmniRide and Metro Direct service will operate until picking up passengers from the final Metro train.
*OMNILINK off-route trips are cancelled for Friday. OmniLink will remain on ESP all day. OmniLink buses will stop at all signed PRTC bus stops, and will serve regular routes except as noted in the Snow Emergency Plan.
*CROSS COUNTY CONNECTOR buses will operate according to published schedules; however, road conditions may cause delays.
For complete details of PRTC’s Snow Emergency Service Plan, visit www.PRTCtransit.org/myprtc/esp.php. PRTC’s Customer Service Office is open 5:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Additional updates will be sent as needed.
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We’ll continue to post closings and cancelations here as we get them. Send us yours.
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