White House Cancels Press Briefing Monday Due to First Snowfall in US Capital in 2022
15:49 GMT 03.01.2022 (Updated: 15:51 GMT 03.01.2022)
© AP Photo / Ted S. WarrenHeavy equipment is used to clear snow from a road near the Summit at Snoqualmie Ski Area, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, near Snoqualmie Pass in Washington state.
© AP Photo / Ted S. Warren
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The White House said on Monday that the first snowfall in Washington, DC in 2022 has forced it to cancel its regular press briefing for the day.
Earlier on Monday, the Office of Public Management (OPM) said that all federal offices in Washington, DC will be closed, but the so-called emergency and telework employees will continue to work.
"Due to the federal office closure, there will be no press briefing," the White House said.
Other federal agencies like the State and Defense departments also issued statements that they will not hold press briefings due to the snowfall.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the Washington metropolitan area, saying the total snow accumulations will be between 5 to 10 inches.