In the News at Noon

School closures for Tuesday…

We are starting to get school closures in for tomorrow. Prince George’s County public schools and offices are closed tomorrow along with schools in Montgomery, Arlington, Fairfax, Manassas city and Prince William counties.

Mayor Bowser holds snow removal press conference, progress is being made…

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and other city leaders held a press conference earlier this morning to update residents on the snow clean up efforts. The city has reached it’s first goal of making the main roads passable. Bowser also mentioned that they will be working on neighborhood streets but they need people to stay off the roads —walking and driving. DC D.O.T. crews are working 12 hour shifts with new replacement volunteer’s and equipment as needed. The goal is to get the Federal Government back open, businesses open and people moving around.

Free lunch for DC school kids today …

Although all public schools in the District and Maryland and Virginia are closed today. DC school leaders have open 10 school buildings to feed students in need breakfast and lunch today until 2 this afternoon. The schools are the locations are Anacostia H.S., Ballou H.S., Brookland Middle, Cardozo, Columbia Heights, Coolidge H.S., Eastern H.S., Jefferson Middle, Mckinley Tech and Woodson.

Metro bus and rail offer limited services…

At Noon metro bus service will begin limited service until 5 this afternoon. Metro rail has resumed some above rail service, that’s in addition to limited service underground service on the orange, red and green lines. there is no MARC, VRE or Metro Access service today. Metro bus and rail service is also free today. It’s also free to park at metro garages overnight until 9:30 tomorrow.

D.O.T. efforts in Md and Va…

In Prince George’s County — D.O.T. crews have more than 75% of the main roads clear. Today they will start the process of clearing snow in the neighborhoods. In Virginia — crews are working around the clock, the focus plowing the subdivisions. some 13,000 pieces of equipment are on the streets. the state has confirmed 5 storm related deaths.

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Taylor Thomas is the local Morning News Anchor for the Steve Harvey Morning Show on 96.3 WHUR. You can also see her on Wednesday’s on NBC 4 at 4:30 for WHUR’s “Talk Around Town”. Taylor is a veteran news journalist with over 20 years of experience delivering news that matters. In 2006, Taylor Thomas joined the Award Winning WHUR News Department. She wears several hats at WHUR including producer/host of “Let’s Talk Money” on WHUR World HD2 and host of “PML- People, Money & Life on WHUR Voices Sirius XM Channel 141. Taylor grew up in a military family and calls Great Britain (where her mother is from) and the Philippines home. Taylor Thomas is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communication with a minor in Radio, Television, and Film. She is dedicated to uplifting and educating others about health, money and social issues.

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