DC Breaks Snow Record – 54.9 Inches
It’s official: DC has had more snow this winter than any in recorded history.
The Washington region broke a century old record of most snow in a season about 2 p.m., and soon after the snow storm slowly began moving away to the north and east. Now the damage reports are starting to come in. In Virginia, state police say they handled 1,872 calls for service. With strong winds gusting to around 50 mph expected to continue through the evening, officials said they could not rule out the possibility of more power outages. But we have yet to see people lose power in droves as had been expected. Still, the impact of Snowpocalypse Part II will be felt for some time.
The Washington Post is handling it with the same understatement as its readers.
How bad is it out there? They called off snow plowing early this morning because it was deemed too dangerous to plow. Snowpocalypse, indeed.