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Schools Now Closed Due to Wintery Conditions

Update: Montgomery County Public Schools are closed today, Wednesday, February 7 due to emergency weather conditions. All school and community activities in school buildings also are canceled. Administrative offices remain on a two-hour delay. Day care programs in school buildings may open at 9:00 am.

Earlier this morning, Montgomery County public schools and administrative offices were to open two hours late today, Wednesday, February 7 due to emergency weather conditions. Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start, other morning half-day programs and field trips are canceled. Other activities and programs that begin at 10:50 am. or earlier are canceled.

Montgomery County Government offices and departments will remain OPEN today according to their normal operating schedules with optional LIBERAL LEAVE for non-essential employees. Essential employees must work their regular hours and report as scheduled.

Federal agencies in the Washington, DC area are OPEN under two hours delayed arrival and employees have the option for unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework. Employees should plan to arrive for work no more than two hours later than they would be expected to arrive.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Germantown area and all of Montgomery County for tomorrow morning. The Advisory will go into effect at 3:00 am Wednesday morning and last until 10:00 am.

The NWS said, “Mixed precipitation expected. Total wet snow accumulations of up to half inch and ice accumulations of a trace to less than one tenth of an inch are expected.”

“A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1,” according to the NWS.

“The ice will result in difficult travel conditions,” said the advisory, “including during the morning commute on Wednesday. Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times.”