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GW: Officials are ‘monitoring’ potential snowstorm

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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