A rare late March snowstorm across the DC area dumped 1 to 4 inches (and counting) of snow across the region late Sunday night and Monday morning, leaving snow covered roadways and a winter scene five days after the start of Spring.
Snow was expected to continue for several hours Monday morning, though it would have an increasingly difficult time sticking to the ground as temperatures rose. By noon, forecasters said some rain would mix in with the snow before turning back to snow showers Monday evening.
Most students in the region were already taking the day off for spring break — including Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun counties. DC Public Schools opened on time. Several private schools in the area had delays or closures.
Patch asked residents if the Office of Personnel Management made the right call in deciding to open on time Monday morning.
One person from Falls Church wrote on the McLean Patch Facebook page, “No!!! At least open with a delay! I have 4" of snow.”
@AlexandriaVAMom on Twitter said her kids thought this was the “best start to spring break EVER.”
Do you think OPM should have delayed or closed the federal government today, or did they make the right call in having everyone report to work on time Monday?
Tell us in the comments.