Monday, January 31, 2011

DC Snowtastrophe

Last year we had "Snowmageddon" and "Snowpocalypse" and last week we had what I'm deeming a "Snowtastrophe." Heavy, heavy, wet, fast snowfall on Wednesday evening resulted in probably one of the worst traffic related incidents DC has ever seen. Horror stories of people being stuck in their cars for upwards of 8-12 hours trying to get home were abound. We got 8-12 inches in about a 5 hour period, weighing down trees (three full trees down on our street alone) and power lines resulting in hundreds of thousands of people out of power.

WE on the other hand...left work early, made it home safely and quickly, and kept power throughout the whole ordeal.

Our only minor casualty was a major limb that LOOKED from our window like it had crashed down on Micheal's car. We ran out to check out the damage and breathed a sigh of relief.

THANKFULLY the limb fell straight down with the large part on the road and only the outside branches falling on Micheal's car.

The heavy snow protected the car for ANY damage or scratches - so blessed! As you can see it was still actively snowing, we spent the next hour or so digging out our cars, and dismantling the tree with our neighbor Jeannette so her husband could get through (when he got home at midnight after leaving work at 6, ugh.) So crazy!

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