The decision to return to work is generally left up to individual
offices, some of whom are back today, and chiefs of staff are likely to follow
the lead of Metro, which will commence regular service
D.C. escaped the worst of the highly anticipated storm, and the Capitol suffered no damage and did not lose power. A tree fell on the Senate side, according to Architect of the Capitol spokeswoman Eva Malecki, but besides scattering branches, it caused no damage.
On Tuesday, as the damage was surveyed and Metro ran on a delayed schedule, the House and Senate postponed
their pro-forma sessions from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.