Federal offices in the Washington area opening on delayed scheduled amid latest winter storm

The federal government says its offices in the Washington area will be open Friday amid the region's latest winter storm, but they are on a two-hour delayed arrival and employees can telework or take unscheduled leave.

The Office of Personnel Management says nonemergency employees in and around Washington can come to work up to two hours past their expected arrival time. Those who are telework ready have the option to work from home. Employees also can take previously unscheduled time off.

Low temperatures and snow that hit the region Thursday at the tail end of a brutal winter were expected to continue to affect the Mid-Atlantic region into Friday. The National Weather Service says the system is then expected to pull well out into the Atlantic Ocean.