Public Transportation. Most of Metro train stations are closed for today only underground stations are open with trains running every 30 minutes. No Bus service today, but check for updates in the WMATA site.
No schools in DC area for the rest of the week. Check updates in Washington DC, in Maryland: PG county and Montgomery County. In Virginia: Arlington county, Alexandria city, Fairfax county, Prince William county and Loundoun county.
Federal government offices shut down in the DC area for the rest of the week, at a cost of $100 million dollars each day. Read a WaPo report today.
Snow fights and cops. In times when people in the DC area are facing hunger, hypothermia, cold-weather related diseases and car accidents, all due to freezing temperatures, power outages, and lack of public transportation, but some gentrified-DC residents seem to be more concerned about a drunk woman who acted stupidly. Seriously folks, there is more about the ongoing blizzard than just snow fights and cops.
Shoveling snow in Maryland and DC. Contact CASA Maryland who has an extensive list of unemployed workers ready to help.
Photos & Video
Views from my street in Mount Rainier, at the border of DC and Maryland, today at 12 noon:
Driving Through Washington DC Days After the First Snow Blizzard: February 8-9, 2010
Neighbors clean the sidewalks at 400 block of U Street NW in Washington, DC, today February 9, 2009. Another snow storm is expected for this afternoon. Photos by Carlos A. Quiroz - See more photos at the end of this post
Washington, DC, is a mess right now. Two days after the first big snow blizzard of 20010, my friends and I drove from the Capitol Plaza Mall in Maryland to the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC.
This video shows what the streets of Washington, DC, looked like on Monday February 8, 2010 around 4:00 PM. We drove by the Baltimore-Washington parkway, New York avenue, Florida avenue and U Street NW [see map bellow]. In this video also you will hear a conversation between two Washingtonians, listen to the interesting stories that my friends shared, about snow storms and the streets of DC.
After the February 5-6 blizzard, the DC urban area looks and feels really bad. Another snow storm is expected for tonight Tuesday February 10. If I survive, I will post some photos that I took today.
People need to remember
Right now before tonight’s storm, the city is chaotic, the roads are really messy, people walk on the roads, some stores opened today but most are closed. I think this coming storm is going to create some serious situations of emergency, for those who aren’t able to buy food or keep their homes warm. With the power outages and lack of public transportation, many DC metro area residents are in danger of hunger, diseases and even deadly situations.
I really hope people will be able to hang during this crisis, and most importantly we need to help each other. I’ve noticed that people in the DMV area are very much self centered and selfish, they only clean their part of the sidewalk, pedestrians are very irresponsible walking in front of cars, and drivers seem no to be conscious of the terrible dangers of icy roads. We need to stick together people!