Thursday, January 31, 2013

DC Braces itself for another storm. I chuckle.

Thanks to my Rochester roots, I just have to share a few quotes from this article on the impending snow storm:

Maryland had already treated more than half of its major roads, including highways, as of 4 p.m. Thursday, according to Charlie Gischlar with the Maryland State Highway Administration.

At 2 a.m. Friday, 210 trucks will begin to clear the roads and treat the major thoroughfares again.
Trucks have already pre-treated the roads with a brine solution.
"They can do that up to 48 hours before a storm. It dries on the roadway. That helps melt it until we can get salt down," Lisle says. ...
In Virginia, 350 trucks will hit the roads at midnight to pre-treat before the snow begins to fall. They are covering main thoroughfares in Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties, according to VDOT spokesperson Joan Morris.

And how much snow are we preparing for? Brace yourself..."at least a half-inch of snow across the D.C. region."

Half. An. Inch.

While they are at it, I wonder if they will cancel school, too? Heck, I could use another trip to the art museum.

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