D.C. area road conditions vary from snow to slush to ice
The Grid Spouse took the Polar Bear plunge into the frigid waters of Chesapeake Bay at 1 p.m. Then I had the tough part: I had to drive us home along Route 50 and the outer loop of the Capital Beltway.
What's normally about a 40-minute trip took an hour and a half. We saw plenty of busted vehicles along the sides of the highways. There were plenty of snowplows, salters and sanders out, but the snow at mid-afternoon was coming down at such a rapid rate that their work was quickly covered over.
Your best bet is to avoid doing what either of us did today. But if you must go onto the roads, I offer these suggestions:
January 30, 2010; 4:05 PM ET
Categories: Driving , Safety , Weather | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, snowstorm
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