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Metrorail to Resume Normal Operations

As of 5:00 a.m. this morning, metrorail has resumed normal operations. Extensive testing was done overnight last night after the 5.8 quake that shook the Washington D.C. area. WMATA's full release is available here.

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Montgomery County Government Open as Usual on Wednesday, August 24th

 

Montgomery County Government will operate on a normal schedule on Wednesday, August 24th, 2011.

5.8 Earthquake: Rockville Reacts

 

According to the USGS, earthquakes on the East Coast are not as frequent as on the West Coast, but when they do occur, the effects are felt across a broader area.

HOV Restrictions Lifted for Today

According to VDOT, the HOV restrictions have been lifted (this afternoon only) for 66, 395, and 95.

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Update: Operating Status of the Federal Government

From OPM:

 

Early Dismissal - Federal employees should check with www.opm.gov for further updates. Operating status for Wednesday, August 24th, will be posted by 4:00am.

Many agencies in the National Capital Region are releasing employees for the day. OPM recommends any remaining agencies in the National Capital Region consider early dismissal for non emergency employees.

National Park Service Temporarily Closes Washington Monument, Jefferson, and Lincoln Memorials

National Park Service Temporarily Closes Washington Monument, Jefferson, and Lincoln Memorials

From the National Park Service:

PHOTOS: Earthquake Damage

See all the earthquake damage photos sent to us. Email yours to photos@wusa9.com.