Saturday, February 6, 2010
Powerful blizzard paralyzes mid-Atlantic states
Storm could be the biggest for the nation's capital in modern history - Remember its not climate, its weather when it gets colder. Al, you promised me palm trees in Toronto.
WASHINGTON - Mid-Atlantic residents were buried Saturday from a likely record-setting blizzard the president jokingly dubbed “Snowmageddon,” and those brave enough tried to clear a path through the wet, heavy mounds of thigh-high snow.
The snow was falling too quickly in the nation’s capital for crews to keep up, and officials begged residents to stay home and out of the way so that roads might be cleared in time for everyone to return to work Monday. The usually traffic-snarled roads were mostly barren, and Washington’s familiar sites and monuments were covered with nearly 2 feet of snow. Read more.