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5:15 pm UPDATE: DC Public Schools Closed Again Tomorrow; City Crews Continue Cleanup and Relief Effort

Date Released: 
Mon, 07/02/2012

5:15 pm UPDATE: DC Public Schools Closed Again Tomorrow; City Crews Continue Cleanup and Relief Effort

(Washington, DC) – Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced today that DC Public Schools (DCPS) will be closed again tomorrow as the District continues recovery efforts in the wake of the derecho (the meteorological term for a long-lived severe thunderstorm event characterized by destructive straight-line winds) that the DC region experienced Friday night and the extreme heat that has followed in its wake.  A state of emergency continues in the District as a result of the storm damage.

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