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OPM status page is the place to be during the blizzard

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As Washington shoveled its way out of the aftermath of a major snowstorm, apparently one of the hottest places to be was the Office of Personnel Management's Current Status page.

Federal workers wondering if their offices would be open today visited the site in huge numbers last night. According to DigitalGov's analytics, 34,712 people checked the page at 9:50 p.m. on Jan. 25 -- enough to fill Nationals Park and Verizon Center combined. At that hour, OPM's status page was the most visited government web page. The second most visited page was OPM.gov, with 26,128 visitors.

Thousands of people were repeatedly refreshing the Current Status page until OPM made the call to close federal offices on Jan. 26, giving feds a snow day worthy of celebration or another day cooped up indoors, depending on how you look at it.

The verdict is still out for Jan. 27's status, but all signs point to a normal opening, so chances are OPM's status page will be bustling on the evening of Jan. 26 as well.

Traffic numbers for OPM and other government sites are available on the General Services Administration's analytics site.

Posted by Bianca Spinosa on Jan 26, 2016 at 1:41 PM


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