Ok, we blew it. Six inches of snow and suddenly Washington wasn’t just gridlocked, it was a Siberian prison.
Cars were simply abandoned on major roadways. Like a tidal wave was coming and we couldn’t wait any longer.
Everyone has these stories from Wednesday. My partner’s wife left downtown at 4 p.m. and arrived in Centreville at 2 a.m. That’s 10 hours. I could be in Atlanta in 10 hours.
My boss’ usual 15-minute commute was 5 hours. My brother-in-law needed 8 hours.
What is going on?
I recently wrote that Washingtonians hate being reminded over how badly we handle snow – especially by northerners. But after this fiasco, we get what we deserve – humiliation.
The only upside is I managed to shovel out without too much trouble. A couple of one-hour stints. Guess after last winter anything less than a foot is nothing so 6 inches was doable.
But then again, I wasn’t driving.
I guess all those DC wonk-politicos believed Al Gore’s ‘inconvenient truth’ about global warming and used that to justify not purchasing snow removal equipment nor the personnel to use it.
While my beloved city may be considered one of the most ‘educated’ in America, common sense is often not part of folks’ make-up.
It is truly amazing.
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