Here comes Snow in Washington, D.C. It's supposed to be the big one for us -- up to 8 inches. While it's no northern blizzard, it's pretty much paralyzing for this former swamp area.
The residents are highly transient, with most people coming from somewhere else, and so snow experience varies accordingly.
Just as it only takes a few "bad seeds" to ruin a neighborhood, it only takes a few "bad drivers" to make driving in the D.C. metro area a nightmare.
Add to this the fact that Virginia never planned its roads for cars, they just paved the cow paths, and it's doubly dangerous.
Finally, every yuppie in an SUV around here thinks they can "drive in the snow because they have 4 wheel drive". Hey, genius, no one has 4 wheel stop!
It may be a good day to stay home.