Man, SNOWPOCALYPSE has a very different meaning in Virginia than it did in Massachusetts.
I mean, in MA, we'd get all the crazy news stories and breathless weather reports. But you know what else we'd get? SNOW. The kids' schools were both canceled over what I would estimate to be 0.1" of snow. I cleaned off my truck this morning by opening and closing the doors briskly. The roads - even the secondary roads - were down to bare pavement.
Now, it's understandable in places like Georgia, where even a light coating of snow turns a roadway into a skating rink. They don't have the equipment to handle things we take for granted like salting and sanding roadways. However, in Northern Virginia there's plenty of equipment to handle a light coating. If we received a foot of snow, I'd understand things being shut down longer - there simply aren't as many private snow plows in VA as in MA. There aren't enough subcontractors to rapidly clear all the roadways.
But no school over a dusting? I mean, not only did I not need 4WD this morning, I didn't even slip once. I even tried to break traction in the open parking lot at work and was unable to achieve a good slide. How can school be canceled if you can't even do proper donuts with an overpowered RWD pickup truck!?!?!?
The one good thing is that it's really helping to make the kids happy we moved to Virginia...
That is all.