There has been a lot of buzz about the Metro closing in DC for the day. Members of Congress from the DC area weighed in as well as numerous residents facing the added commuting hassles and altered work schedules.
Lawmakers seemed to generally be angry about it, AFGE was really angry about it, and residents expressed mixed emotions on Twitter varying from frustrated to accepting it for what it is and even trying to find humor in it in some cases.
Some of the quotes and tweets about the situation follow below. WJLA has also compiled the best #MetroShutdown memes and gifs being posted by Metro riders.
“New accountability measures must be put in place. In order to accommodate the thousands of federal employees who will be without service tomorrow, the Office of Personnel Management should let our federal workforce throughout the National Capital Region have the option to telework.”
“While many employees are able to work from home, that’s not an option for most federal and D.C. government employees. That’s especially true for employees at the lower end of the pay scale.
“Due to the unprecedented and unexpected nature of this situation, OPM should have authorized the use of administrative leave for affected employees. I am calling on OPM to reverse its decision and grant administrative leave to all employees who were unable to report to work due the Metro shutdown.”
— magic mike (@mcwillis) March 16, 2016
I've never seen so many uber and lyft stickers before today. #dcmetroshutdown
— Dorah Labatte (@_yosoydora) March 16, 2016
— Chris Duncan (@CTDPIX) March 16, 2016
— aaronmargolis (@aaronmargolis) March 16, 2016
— Andrew Burch (@burchtastic) March 16, 2016
Shut down a road: Life goes on
Shut down transit: #Metrogeddon
— Brad Aaron (@BradAaron) March 16, 2016
late for work. the commute was terrible from my bedroom to living room. thanks #dcmetro
— Catherine Belle (@catherinefloydd) March 16, 2016
— Megan Gamble (@megan_gamble) March 16, 2016
— Justin George (@justingeorge) March 15, 2016
— Matt Higgins (@mdhiggins) March 16, 2016
— HashtagVOA (@HashtagVOA) March 16, 2016
— Danielle Dredger (@DanielleDredger) March 16, 2016
— Anne Selee (@aselee) March 16, 2016