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Federal workers stacked sandbags outside the Internal Revenue Service building Monday as the leading edge of Sandy moved across the nation's capital. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
After two days off to stay out of Sandy’s way, most residents in the D.C. area will return to work and school Wednesday.
The federal government agencies in the region will be open, but employees have the option to take unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework if necessary.
Most local governments are following suit.
Most school districts will be open, though some will remain closed and some will have delayed start times.
Tuesday afternoon, D.C. Public Schools was inspecting schools and hoped to have all open Wednesday, and all DCPS staff is expected to report to work per their normal schedules.
There are three possible exceptions. As of 10 p.m., Brookland Education Campus and Jefferson Academy still do not have power, and Ferebee Hope had lost power because of tree-cutting in the area. Pepco is working to restore power to the schools, which DCPS plans to open Wednesday, but DCPS will have an update at 10 p.m. If the schools can't open Wednesday, parents will be notified by 6 a.m.
Most D.C. schools reported little or no damage from Sandy. DCPS worked with the Department of General Services and Pepco to ensure schools that reported minor leaks, flooding, power outages or downed trees would be ready for classes Wednesday.
Custodians have been asked to report at 6 a.m. to check schools again in the event of additional rain or weather-related issues.