New York prepares to resume normal life following a blizzard blamed for 20 deaths across the country, but residents in the Washington, D.C. area will find closed offices and little public transit on Monday. Diane Hodges reports.
U.S. cities try to get back on track following historic storm
After a day of digging, and playing, residents in cities slammed by an historic snow storm that’s been blamed for 20 deaths are now preparing to head back to work.
While New York is still under a state of emergency and the city’s mayor said there’s still a lot of work to do, most transit systems are expected to be back on normal schedules, and the New York Stock Exchange is planning to open as usual.
But in Washington, D.C., it’s a very different story.
All federal employees will get a snow day on Monday. The U.S. House of Representatives has canceled votes for the rest of the week, while the Senate has delayed its first vote until Wednesday evening.
All District of Columbia offices will also be closed and most suburban ones as well. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, which operates local subways and buses, will offer only limited service on Monday. The story is the same for suburban bus lines.
Washington has not seen this big a snowstorm in decades. It’s sluggish recovery has reinforced the U.S. capital’s reputation for being easily snowed under.