The Big Dig--DC Style

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Frosty says Welcome to Washington!

Interstates and main roads had been plowed, Metro was operating above ground and below, and buses and commuter trains were running again. Time to go back to work! My car pool found its way into Washington, DC, along I-395. Traffic was heavy in the HOV lanes at the 14th Street Bridge. A petty normal start to the day! Ah, but the neighborhood streets on Capitol Hill were still as snowpacked as in the suburbs.

I had hoped I could capture something of Washington, DC, from this epochal snowfall. So, I went out at noontime for a photo session around Capitol Hill. Most sidewalks were clear, though there were snowpacks over six feet tall at the intersections. Clearing was still in progress, with Bobcats and front loaders clearing pathways, side streets, parking spaces, and packed-in cars. The large expanses of white snow did lend a beautiful look to the US Capitol and other buildings. Washington in Winter!

On Friday, forecasters noted every US state except Hawaii (even Florida) had snow. The weather forecast: an "Alberta Clipper" is due on Monday bringing another 2-4 inches of snow accumulation.

missandrea81 says:
I'm glad to see you make the best of things. :)
Posted on: Feb 13, 2010
Vikram says:
It has been an interesting winter to say the least. But I'm glad to see you're writing blogs after a long long time. Hope you're doing well.
Posted on: Feb 12, 2010
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Frosty says Welcome to Washington!
Frosty says Welcome to Washington!
Snow covered Reflecting Pool
Snow covered Reflecting Pool
West Lawn of the US Captiol in snow
West Lawn of the US Captiol in snow
Snowgate
Snowgate
East Front of the US Capitol in th…
East Front of the US Capitol in t…
(s)No(w) Parking!
(s)No(w) Parking!
Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
Grant needs that coat!
Grant needs that coat!
Can you dig it?
Can you dig it?
Library of Congress Jefferson Buil…
Library of Congress Jefferson Bui…
Library of Congress Jefferson Buil…
Library of Congress Jefferson Bui…
Where to put it?
Where to put it?
Capitol Reflecting Pool (under the…
Capitol Reflecting Pool (under th…
National Gallery of Art East Build…
National Gallery of Art East Buil…
Tipis at the National Musuem of th…
Tipis at the National Musuem of t…
Tipis and hogans at the National M…
Tipis and hogans at the National …
Tourists were undeterred by the sn…
Tourists were undeterred by the s…
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