I was not on the GW parkway, so I can not speak as to the causes of the 8 to 12 hr event, but my guess is always “Stupid People”.
If you own a sports car, and you take it to work on a day when every media outlet in the region says we will have snow…heavy, fast, big snow, starting between 3 and 4 pm, You are an idiot. You are part of the problem. For all I know you could have been THE problem.
I saw camaros, corvettes, Porsche’s, stupid looking little lowered sports cars that sound like lawn mowers, and even a scooter! Dumb Asses! Who gets behind the wheel of a corvette hours before a snow storm? Why would you risk getting caught in the storm?
“Maybe it’s his only form of transportation.” Ah…sure, right. If you can afford a corvette… Anyway it’s a stupid primary form of transportation on the day of a major snow storm. In my opinion.
I was in Springfield VA, spreading salt at the start of the storm and then plowing. Again, this picture just doesn’t capture the stupid things I saw stupid people doing.