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State offices in Richmond Metro area closed Tuesday

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

All State offices in the Richmond Metro area will be closed Tuesday due to Hurricane Sandy. The declaration does not include institutions of higher education.

Here's the full release from the Commonwealth:

Due to the significant statewide impact of Hurricane Sandy, the Governor has ordered that all Executive Branch non-Higher Education agencies across the Commonwealth will be closed on Tuesday, October 30, 2012.  Only employees designated as "essential" should report to work.   

Institutions of Higher Education should apply their normal closing procedures. 

Agencies should encourage telework as appropriate.  In addition, supervisors should be generous in approving unplanned annual leave requests in the event of identified potential or perceived threats to employee safety. 

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