Government employees encouraged to attend Capitals parade

Parade will run along Constitution Avenue

By VERONICA STRACQUALURSI, CNN
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The Washington Capitals celebrate their victory over the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Game Five of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final at T-Mobile Arena on June 7, 2018, in Las Vegas.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - A little snow will bring Washington, D.C., to a grinding halt. But the anticipated storm of Washington Capitals fans descending on the nation's capital isn't enough to shut down the federal government.

The U.S. government will remain open during Tuesday's victory parade for the 2018 Stanley Cup winners, the Office of Personnel Management announced Monday.

The White House is also encouraging federal agencies to allow its employees two hours to attend the parade, which will begin at 11 a.m. ET and run along Constitution Avenue in downtown Washington.

Government employees are also being given the option to work from home or take the day off if they wish to avoid the sea of red.

The Capitals' win last week over the Vegas Golden Knights marks its first championship title in franchise history.

There's no official word yet if the Capitals will pay a visit to the White House to celebrate their win.

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