Starting on Friday the 5th, Washingtonians and people of surrounding areas geared up for the "Blizzard of 2010," later to be dubbed the "Armageddon" by Obama. Schools closed 2.5 hours early, and people struggled to get home before the snow started. Truly, a snowstorm in DC is a scary thing. Why?
Well to start off, no one in the DC area, dubbed the 3rd Worst Commute in the Nation can drive properly in the the rain let alone the snow. It one of the few times a year that those with Hummers are able to rejoice and laugh at the Priuses slipping and sliding down the road. Even with minor snowstorms in Washington, people freak out. Walk into any grocery store and one would see disgruntled soccer-moms grabbing for the last loaves of bread and gallons of milk.
The BBC says it best:
Originally posted by BBC
That's my street 8AM on Saturday, keep in mind it snowed until 5PM.
Who knows how long it will take DC to dig out (fingers crossed for school cancellations), but it certainly was a storm to remember. I'll always remember cooking ravioli on my hobo stove. :row__593:
UPDATE: No school monday or tuesday, I'll be snowboarding!