Federal workers given choice of unscheduled leave or unscheduled teleworking as schools make plans to make-up lost days.
Federal agencies are giving workers the choice of unscheduled leave or telecommuting again Wednesday.
Tuesday morning, many streets in the Washington region were covered with frozen rain. Faced with icy roads and given the option of telecommuting, some are using their laptops and cell phones from home or at one of the many restaurants that offers WiFi.
"I tend to telecommute more times than not because of the roads," Aklilu Seium said. "This was a perfect day for it."
"I think it makes sense given my observation of people driving around here," Aaron Keuper said. "The weather has made driving treacherous."
Montgomery County Public Schools opened two hours late because of ice on some roads Tuesday morning, but school administrators may face a more difficult decision Wednesday morning, when they have to determine if the weather warrants closing schools.
"MCPS has four snow days built into our schedule," schools spokesman Dana Tofig said. "At this point, we have used all four snow days. If we have to close again for snow, those extra days will be added on to the end of the school year."
Prince George’s County Public Schools have used three snow days so far, but it still has one snow day left as well as an additional academic day.
Fairfax County built three snow days into its schedule but it has already closed schools four days, so it will make up for that by using Presidents Day as a school day rather than a holiday.
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