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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 2:48 p.m.

D.C. in winter storm warning until Thursday night

Updated: March 4, 2015 at 11:20 p.m.

Students hoping to fly out of D.C. for spring break on Thursday might be out of luck.

The District is expected to get anywhere between five and 10 inches of snow Wednesday night into Thursday, Capital Weather Gang reported. The city will be in a winter storm warning until 9 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

Capital Weather Gang reported that snowfall totals could change depending on what time rain turns into snow Wednesday night. The University of Maryland in College Park and Howard University already canceled Thursday classes.

D.C. Public Schools also canceled classes on Thursday, the Washington Post reported.

GW and neighboring Georgetown University officials also faced a little pressure on Twitter to cancel Thursday classes.

D.C. will deploy more than 200 snow trucks to be on their routes by 2 a.m. Thursday, according to a District Snow Team release sent Wednesday at about 2:30 p.m.

The University sent an email to off-campus students Wednesday evening with information about the city’s snow removal policies, steps to follow in case of a power outage and places to buy shovels. Drivers should move their cars to snow emergency routes by Thursday morning, the email read.

Two weeks ago, GW canceled classes for a day after more than three inches of snow covered the city.

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The University will reopen Wednesday after canceling classes because of snow Tuesday.

Academic and administrative offices will operate on a normal schedule Wednesday, according to a GW alert sent Tuesday afternoon.

The Vern Express is still operating every 30 minutes. Gelman and Eckles libraries are both open. The Marvin Center and the Lerner Health and Wellness Center are open for their regular hours.

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Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 3:53 p.m.

J Street, Gelman remain open Tuesday

Following the decision to cancel classes Tuesday, the University released a list of impacted services.

The Vern Express will run every 30 minutes until further notice. The shuttle from Foggy Bottom to the Virginia Science and Technology Campus is not running.

J Street opened at 7:30 a.m. with “limited service” for meals. Pelham Commons on the Mount Vernon Campus opened at 9 a.m.

Gelman Library and Eckles Library both opened at 10 a.m. after closing Monday at 10 p.m.

The Marvin Center and the Lerner Health and Wellness Center will operate on normal schedules Tuesday.

Mail and Package Services and campus stores are closed.

The Colonial Health Center is closed, but students may still call for assistance.

The IT Support Center is only available for remote assistance.

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Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 11:43 a.m.

Classes canceled after snow coats D.C.

Hatchet File Photo by Charlie Lee | Hatchet Photographer

File Photo by Charlie Lee | Hatchet Photographer

The University has canceled classes and closed its offices Tuesday, according to a campus alert released at 4:37 a.m.

D.C.’s winter storm warning ended a little past 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, after the city received about 3.6 inches of snow, Capital Weather Gang reported.

Package services and the Colonial Health Center will both be closed Tuesday, according to a campus advisory. Gelman and Eckles libraries opened at 10 a.m., and the Marvin Center and the Lerner Health and Wellness Center are operating on normal schedules.

The Vern Express will run every 30 minutes until further notice. The shuttle from Foggy Bottom to the Virginia Science and Technology Campus is not running.

J Street opened at 7:30 a.m. with “limited service” for meals. Pelham Commons on the Mount Vernon Campus opened at 9 a.m.

The IT Support Center is only available for remote assistance.

Ryan Lasker contributed reporting.

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Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 11:41 a.m.

Snow day watch: What’s open near campus

The University received a chilly rating from Money magazine for its graduates' return on investment. Hatchet File Photo.

Hatchet File Photo.

Updated: Feb. 17, 2015 at 3:40 p.m.

It’s cold. You’re hungry. Or maybe you already ran out of booze.

Our team of reporters found out what’s still open so you don’t have to. We’ll update this post throughout the day.

Confirmed open:
CVS at the Shops at 2000 Penn

Whole Foods Market (Though we’ve been told the store only has the more expensive champagne and beer left.)

Foggy Bottom Grocery (Normal hours, but the sandwich shop will open late.)

711 at 514 19th St.

711 at 912 New Hampshire Ave.

West End Market

Trader Joe’s

Potbelly, Gallery Market, Pita Pit (until at least 3 p.m.) and Dunkin’ Donuts at Shenkman Hall

Carvings

The GW Deli

Captain Cookie and the Milkman

Did we forget your favorite place? Comment below and we’ll check it out. 

This post was updated to reflect the following correction:
The Hatchet incorrectly spelled the Shops at 2000 Penn as the Shoppes at 2000 Penn. We regret this error.

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Updated: Feb. 16, 2015 at 10:35 p.m.

The University is “monitoring” a storm that could potentially leave D.C. blanketed with almost a foot of snow through Tuesday, according to a campus advisory posted Monday afternoon.

The advisory stated that GW is watching for “possible inclement weather in the Washington metropolitan area,” and that updates will be posted to the website.

Dean of Student Affairs Peter Konwerski posted on Twitter that GW would most likely make a decision about canceling classes early Tuesday morning.

Federal offices in D.C. will be closed Tuesday, according to the U.S. Office of Personnel. D.C public schools were also closed because of “inclement weather.”

Georgetown University canceled its Tuesday classes on Monday night.

A winter storm warning will be in effect in D.C. from Monday at 6 p.m. to Tuesday at noon, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NOAA predicated the area could get between 6 and 10 inches of snow.

Gelman and Eckles libraries closed at 10 p.m. on Monday, according to Gelman Library’s Twitter account.

GW’s Office of Off-Campus Student Affairs sent an email to students living off campus Monday night reminding them to clear their sidewalks and walkways, or face a fine from the D.C. government.

A city snow emergency will go into effect at 7 a.m. Tuesday, according to the office of D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.

Capital Weather Gang, a blog run by the Washington Post, reported that D.C. public schools have a 50 percent chance of closing Tuesday. For all other D.C. schools, the analysts predicted a 75 percent chance of closure. They reported that snow fall will begin by 4 p.m., but the heaviest snow will start falling from midnight to 3 a.m.

American University has cancelled Monday evening classes, according to its Twitter account.

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Sunday, March 16, 2014 7:46 p.m.

Snow headed for the District again

Snow is expected to dust the city Monday, and two counties in Virginia announced their public schools will be closed.

A dog stands in Dupont Circle during a snowball fight earlier this year. Hatchet File Photo

A dog stands in Dupont Circle during a snowball fight earlier this year. Hatchet File Photo

Between 2 and 4 inches of snow could accumulate in the D.C. area by Monday morning, the Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang predicted, but even less could pile up downtown or near the Potomac River.

Snow that falls in the early evening will likely melt because of above-freezing temperatures, but it could start to stick between 8 p.m. and midnight.

Public schools in Fairfax and Loudoun counties will be closed Monday.

GW has canceled classed three times because of snow this academic year.

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Monday, March 3, 2014 10:27 a.m.

More snow will fly in Dupont Circle

The second Dupont Circle snowball fight of the year will occur at 2 p.m. Hatchet file photo by Charlie Lee.

The second Dupont Circle snowball fight of the year will occur at 2 p.m. Hatchet file photo by Charlie Lee.

Looking for a study break? Head over to Dupont Circle for yet another snowball fight.

The second fight of the year starts at 2 p.m. But layer up – it’s expected to be below 20 degrees and could still be snowing.

Join the Facebook event for a quick review of the fight’s rules, like no throwing ice at moving vehicles.

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Sunday, March 2, 2014 7:07 p.m.

Snow forces another D.C. shutdown

Five to nine inches of snow are predicted to fall on the District Monday. | Hatchet File Photo

Five to nine inches of snow are predicted to fall on the District Monday. | Hatchet File Photo

The University has cancelled classes Monday, marking the third snow-related closure this year.

City agencies, D.C. schools and the federal government will also close Monday, and Metro bus service and MetroAccess have been suspended.

The National Weather Service declared a winter storm warning for Sunday night through Monday afternoon, with the brunt of the storm expected between 4 to 10 a.m.

The Capital Weather Gang predicted that sleet on Sunday night would freeze and be topped with between 5 to 9 inches of snow Monday morning.

D.C. is already 4 inches above its 30-year snowfall average. GW has already cancelled classes twice because of snow. The University announced around noon on Sunday that officials would be “monitoring possible inclement weather,” according to the Campus Advisories website.

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A worker plows the roads and sidewalks on campus Wednesday night. Hatchet File Photo

A worker plows the roads and sidewalks on campus Wednesday night. Hatchet File Photo


This post was written by Hatchet reporter Benjamin Kershner.

GW Hospital has treated about 20 people for broken wrists Friday after about 9 inches of snow blanketed the city this week.

Since about 7 a.m. Friday morning, the hospital has treated three to four people an hour for “slips, trips and falls,” GW Hospital spokesman Steven Taubenkibel said.

As school and office closings kept residents off the slippery sidewalks Thursday, hospital spokesman Steven Taubenkibel said traffic in the emergency room was “extremely light,” though staff staff members were sheltered in nearby hotels as a precaution.

Fall-related injuries like broken wrists are common the day after a big storm as residents venture outside for the first time, Taubenkibel said.

“As we had anticipated, as the sun came out and more people were getting out or doing normal routines, we knew we would see a bump in the number of people coming in,” Taubenkibel said early Friday.

Thursday’s snow totals in D.C. were three times larger than last winter’s totals. The storm led to thousands of flight cancellations across the country.

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