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Federal Gov’t, Arlington Schools to Close Two Hours Early

by ARLnow.com January 26, 2011 at 11:17 am 2,202 21 Comments

With Arlington salt trucks gearing up to tackle this afternoon’s potentially dangerous snowfall, Arlington schools and the federal government have both announced early closings.

Arlington Public Schools will close two hours early today, the school system has announced. All evening and after school activities are canceled.

Meanwhile, the Office of Personnel Management has announced that federal employees will be dismissed two hours early today.

Update at 1:00 p.m. — All Arlington Public Library branches are closing at 5:00 p.m.

Update at 1:15 p.m. — All non-emergency Arlington County Government facilities will close at 5:00 p.m. Evening activities are canceled.

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  • FREDTERP

    This includes my adult education class as well. FREDTERP

    • mehoo

      That includes FREDTERP’S adult education classes as well. MEHOO

      • LP

        Hah!

        • KalashniKEV

          This is not applicable to me. KALASHNIKEV

          • mehoo

            Me neither, I’m neither an adult nor educated. MEHOO

  • Wayne Kubicki

    All well & good – subject, of course, to Metro not fumbling the ball. The Red Line in particular apparently had a hellacious time this morning.

    • Lou

      That’s pretty much every day on the Red Line.

  • ArlBlueSky

    Poll: Would you consider Military Road an important road, and thus one in which Arlington County should/would treat?

    Yes or No?

    • No. It’s full of old people and Arlington only values young vibrant people.

      • South Arlington

        I’m young and vibrant and don’t consider Military Road important.

        • Zimmerman’s run FTW

          • Rick

            they didn’t care about it this morning. going from glebe to old glebe to military was fun at 615. Still passable but fun

    • Arlwhenever

      The County doesn’t need to treat Military Road because Washington Golf and Country Club can be accessed from Glebe Rd and the state takes care of that.

    • GeorgeOrwell

      it is mostly marylanders commuting to Ballston. who cares.

  • Southie

    Would someone plow my culdesac. Grumble.

    • Katie

      Be careful what you wish for. *wink*

  • local

    Just got a text that the ART buses are starting afternoon service early because of the early dismissals. Now that’s service.

    • jan

      responsive service. Thanks, Arlington

  • spooner

    I thought Arlington used grit and not salt.

    • local

      Nope, we always end up with a big pile of salt at the end of our street when the plow turns around.

  • Jack

    In terms of APS this is not 100% correct. 2 hour early close only applies to regular full-day dismissals. For the early release schools (mostly E schools) they are being dismissed 15mins later than they would otherwise.

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