Thursday, February 13
(Washington, DC) -- Federal government offices are closed today because of the big snowstorm socking the East. Congress recessed before the storm hit. Vice President Joe Biden has canceled a scheduled speech at a House Democratic retreat in Maryland. Weather has also prompted the cancellation of the daily White House news briefing. President Obama has no public events scheduled today. Schools and airports in the capital region are closed. The Metro subway system is operating but numerous delays are being reported.