UPDATED: McDonnell has now closed state offices
The Virginia General Assembly may have canceled its session today, but Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has kept all state offices open, including those in Northern Virginia, which could see two feet of snow. More than 100,000 people work for the state.
UPDATED: Stacey Johnson, McDonnell's spokeswoman, called us back to let us know that she misspoke and that the governor had already decided to close state offices at 1 p.m. today. That includes DMV offices and state-run liquor stores.
McDonnell declared a state of emergency on Wednesday in anticipation of the storm.
It is McDonnell's second state of emergency since his inauguration as the commonwealth's 71st governor just three weeks ago. Last weekend, McDonnell canceled a pair of political appearances in the Washington-Baltimore region because a snowstorm that left as much as a foot of snow in parts of the state.
"Since I've been governor it's snowed every week," he joked at Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting yesterday.
McDonnell will appear on the Weather Channel this afternoon to talk about the weather conditions in the state.
February 5, 2010; 12:05 PM ET
Categories: Anita Kumar , Robert F. McDonnell
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