Earthquake: What’s Closed?
A not-quite-comprehensive list of closings, postponements, cancellations, etc., after today's 5.9 magnitude earthquake.
- Wilson Building evacuated, not reopened by 3 p.m.—many District government employees don't think they'll be let back to work before end of day.
- MLK Library, most other D.C. public libraries closed.
- D.C. courts closed.
- George Mason University evacuated buildings.
- Massachusetts Avenue entrance to Union Station on Metro's Red Line is closed.
- Metro running, trains moving at 15 miles per hour, expect "significant" delays.
- D.C. Public Schools are open, students were taken to evacuation locations within buildings. Parents can pick up students.
- The Smithsonian is closed, including the National Zoo.
- Pepco says none of its customers lost power from the quake.
- Several restaurants are not only open, but running earthquake specials and happy hour deals.
- Washington City Paper's Arts Desk blog has a roundup of art, theater, and music closings.
- DCUSA, in Columbia Heights, is turning customers away.
- Georgetown University is closed.
- The University of the District of Columbia is closed.
- Tonight's Washington Nationals game is on, but may start slightly after schedule.