Metro Extends New Year’s Eve Hours; Hypothermia Alert Issued

News, announcements and other helpful links for Thursday morning


Metro extends hours for New Year’s Eve

Metro’s rail system will stay open until 2 a.m. on New Year’s Eve—three hours later than typical Sunday service. However, unlike last year, when MillerCoors sponsored the service for free, passengers will have to pay fares to ride on the transit system. [Washington Post]

Hypothermia alert issued

Montgomery County’s emergency management division issued a hypothermia alert Thursday with freezing temperatures and winds expected. The notice advises residents to stay indoors if possible and if working outside wear extra layers and take frequent breaks in a warm location. All emergency and transitional shelters in the county will be open for use by the homeless. [Montgomery County]

Bump ‘N Grind to open kiosk in Ellsworth Place

The Silver Spring coffee shop, which already has a location at 1200 East West Highway, plans to open its new coffee kiosk in the downtown Silver Spring mall on Jan. 2. [Source of the Spring]

Cold day expected

The National Weather Service expects Thursday to be cold with a high near 26 degrees and a low dropping to around 13 at night, with wind between 5 and 9 mph. Scattered flurries are predicted after 1 a.m. Friday.

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