Beltway Traffic Jam

Beltway region traffic was more ridiculous than usual, even leaving early this afternoon. Apparently, the combination of one micron of snow accumulating on the ground along with sub-freezing temperatures requires one to drive quite literally 3 miles per hour down Route 7 and no more than 40 miles per hour even on perfectly cleared major highways that have been layered with sand.

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.