DC digs out from blizzard

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Monday will be another snow day for many in the Washington, D.C. area, as the nation’s capital and its suburbs try to deal with the aftermath of a weekend blizzard that shut down this region and dropped two feet of snow and more on many areas.

Federal government offices will be closed on Monday in Washington – which is no surprise – given that many neighborhoods have yet to see any snow removal equipment.

Even if the government had opened, this area’s mass transportation system isn’t ready, as most buses won’t be operating, and the subway system will serve only a small number of stations.

Congress also won’t be working as scheduled.

“Members are advised that due to the severity of the winter storm in the D.C. area, and its adverse impact on travel, we no longer expect votes in the House on Tuesday, January 26 and Wednesday, January 27,” lawmakers were told on Sunday.

Even if members of Congress had wanted to be here, the three major airports serving Washington were at a standstill on Sunday; they’ll finally resume operations on Monday morning.

Most of us who live here spent a gorgeous Sunday digging out huge amounts of snow, and wondering when a snow plow might arrive.

No snow plow made it to our neighborhood on Sunday, as every street simply featured a foot path down the middle.


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