We made it back to Maryland, right in front of the snowstorm. As we made our way south on the train, there was no sign of snow in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or Delaware. Then, as we crossed into Maryland, it was as if someone flipped a switch and the flurries began. By the time we arrived at the train station, the snow was coming down fairly hard, though the temperatures were still hovering above freezing, keeping the roads in decent shape. We arrived in Damascus just as it was starting to get nasty.
This morning, it’s 28 inches and counting, with the snow still coming down heavily. I went out this morning to shovel a clearing for Abbey — who walked out to the end of the six-foot trench I dug, looked back at me sadly, then slowly walked back into the house.
We were also just informed that the U.S. Postal Service has officially cancelled service for the day, and the National Park Service has closed the monuments in DC. Can’t remember the last time that happened, even during the huge DC Blizzard of 1996.