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August 29, 2011

Mayor Vincent C. Gray Says District Government Open for Business Monday 

Mayor Gray Urges Employees and Residents to Remain Cautious in the Aftermath of Hurricane Irene

(Washington, DC) Mayor Vincent C. Gray tonight reports that the District of Columbia government will be open for business on Monday and all employees are expected to report on time.

“I applaud city workers who have been working around the clock to return the city to normal after Hurricane Irene,” Mayor Gray said. “While we don’t have all problems rectified yet, the city is up to speed to operate normally.”

Employees are encouraged to remain cautious on the roads while crews continue to restore power, remove debris; and repair traffic signals that are out or flashing.

Thirteen DC Public Schools will be closed Monday, as utility crews work to restore electricity and make necessary repairs to buildings that lost power during the hurricane. Most schools, however, will open on-time for the second week of the 2011-2012 school year.

The following 13 schools remain without electricity Sunday evening or need repairs and will not open Monday: Anacostia SHS, Beers ES, Coolidge HS, LaSalle-Backus EC, Orr ES, Oyster-Adams Bilingual School (Adams Building), Oyster-Adams Bilingual School (Oyster Building), Savoy ES, Stanton ES, Thomas ES, Turner ES @ Green, Whittier EC, and Winston EC.