Here is a view of today's snow storm from outside my door:
According to the Baltimore Sun, Maryland accumulated 2.5 inches of snowfall today. The local news has a way of labeling any bit of snow that Baltimore has as a "storm"; thus sending people into a frenzy. Residents begin to pour salt all over their front steps and run to their local supermarket to grab extra food for survival.
Well, after hearing about the delays and accidents that occurred, I would say that this proved to be the closest to a storm that we have encountered for the 2008-2009 winter season. Many schools were closed leaving plenty of students like myself with a rest day at home. But if any of my professors are reading this, I studied, of course.
According to the Baltimore Sun, flights at BWI were canceled, nearly 23,000 Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) customers lost power, and Mayor Sheila Dixon estimated that the city spent more than $300,000 in response to the storm.
Seven accidents were reported along Interstate 97 due to cars sliding off the road; and a collision between a dump truck and a car happened along the Baltimore Beltway at 6 a.m, also causing delays.
Check out more about today's snow madness here.