In The News @ 3:00

DC Mayor: A Lot Of Cleanup To Do Following Storm

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser says she is calling for FEMA assistance to help the city dig out from the monster winter storm that hit the nation’s capital.  DC’s Director of Emergency Management Chris Geldart admits there is still a ways to go.  The city government has been moving fast behind the scenes to get its usual functions and services back to normal.  Officials hope to have an idea of when public schools will reopen and government workers can return to work.  But making the roads passable is still a work in progress.

Metro Restores Aboveground Service On Parts Of System

Metro has restored aboveground rail service on some parts of the system.  Service was restored between Union Station and Glenmont on the Red Line, between Ballston and New Carrollton on the Orange Line and between Fort Totten and Branch Avenue on the Green Line.  Trains are running every 20-25 minutes.  All Metrorail rides are free today.   Metro restored aboveground service on the Blue and Yellow lines at 3 p.m.  Blue Line trains will operate between Largo Town Center and Huntington while Yellow Line trains will run between Mount Vernon Square and Huntington.  The restored service includes Reagan National Airport.

Church Roof Partially Collapses

No injuries are reported after the weight of the snow apparently caused the roof of a Silver Spring church to partially collapse.  The incident happened late this morning at the church sanctuary of the Shiloh Christian Fellowship on New Hampshire Avenue.  Prince George’s County Fire officials say a building inspector has been requested and that there is no fire hazard.

Two Adults, One Infant Injured In House Fire

Two adults and an infant are recovering after a fire broke out in their Hyattsville home this morning.  The fire started before 1 a.m. in the 69-hundred block of 23rd Place.  The three occupants were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.  Six others were displaced.  Officials say the fire was fueled by a natural gas line at one point, but crews were able to cut it off after a struggle to dig through the snow.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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