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DC-Area Agencies to Open Three Hours Late on Wednesday

Employees have the option of unschedule leave or unscheduled telework.

Rain and snow, followed by plummeting temperatures in the Washington metropolitan area prompted the Office of Personnel Management to grant federal agencies a three-hour delayed opening on Wednesday. Employees have the option to take unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework.

While snowfall ranged from only 1-to-3 inches, hazardous conditions were expected overnight and many Washington-area schools were to be closed on Wednesday.

Non-emergency employees who report to work will have an additional three hours to get there. Emergency employees are expected to report to work on time unless otherwise directed by their agencies.