Scenes from Day One of the government shutdown

Scenes from Day One of the government shutdown

By T. Rees Shapiro and Jackie Kucinich, Published: October 2 at 8:00 am

Many federal workers left work before noon on Tuesday in a rare mid-day exodus brought on by the first shutdown furloughs in 17 years, feeling frustrated, uncertain and even lighthearted in some cases.

Atop the Federal Triangle Metro escalators, a steady trickle of government employees arrived in the morning dressed more casually than usual, wearing jeans and sneakers instead of the usual business suits or button-ups and slacks.

Commuters exit Capitol South metro station during the Government Shutdown Tuesday. (Photo by Marlon Correa/The Washington Post) Continue reading “Scenes from Day One of the government shutdown”