The heaviest snowfall in the last two years has landed in Washington, DC today. With an expected 4 to 8 inches of snow, federal offices are being forced to close their doors today. Chris Vaccaro of the National Weather Service says that the sloppy snow is “consistent with wallpaper paste”.
The harsh snowfall has made air travel an impossibility and over 600 flights have already been cancelled between Washington Dulles and Reagan National airports. Committee hearings in Congress have also been cancelled. The highways and local roads there are a mess as well. The state has deployed 4,000 salt trucks to clear the roadways throughout the area.
This storm started in Montana and made its way to Chicago where it forced the cancellation of over 1,100 flights to and from the city’s two airports. Cities all across the Midwest are preparing to deal with traffic accidents, power outages, and all the things that come with a storm of this magnitude.