Driving in this morning should be a piece of cake, actually. The snow stopped early yesterday evening, the plows ran through the night, it’s a normal day out there, except for the white stuff (and scattered auto body parts) by the side of the road.
What irks me about a day like yesterday is that, when the government decides what leave status we’re on, the eastern suburbs seem to get ignored. We had 6" yesterday, and by around 3pm, the roads were just plain dangerous. (I’d gone home at lunchtime, but then decided to run an errand in midafternoon. It was an adventure.) Despite this, OPM didn’t get as far as declaring unscheduled leave in effect.
Same with the hurricane a year and a half ago; 65-mph winds, but did the government close? Nah, it wasn’t that bad in Fairfax, so why should they? And the blizzard last winter - when the snow was already past the first step up to my door at 5:30 am, the government was still open. (That was where we wound up with a foot and a half of snow, and the feds ultimately gave us two days off.) Again, it wasn’t so bad over in Falls Church, so what was the hurry?
I’m convinced that inclement weather in Bowie or Upper Marlboro doesn’t exist, as far as they’re concerned, let alone out here in Calvert County. Grrrrrr.