USED & White House
Snow in DC - Government Closed
As you have heard on the news, the United States Federal government has closed on Monday February 8th.  We have another storm expected to hit the afternoon of Tuesday Feb 9 that will run until Wednesday Feb 10th.  The subway system is only running below ground (which given the name makes sense but like many things isn't the whole story); the problem is that the subway is really a comuter railroad and most of it is above ground.  The buses really aren't running either.  This results in making it almost impossible for employees to get to work and may well keep the government closed for a while longer OR at least un-scheduled leave to be in effect.  Some school systems to the west of the city have already closed for the balance of the week.  This is to tell you that getting answers from US ED this ENTIRE week may be limited.