Snow Cancels Flights, But Not Trains

Flying out of DC today? Probably not: according to the FAA, National Airport (DCA) is closed till tomorrow afternoon. Dulles (IAD) and BWI are experiencing gate, taxi, and arrival delays of “15 minutes or less,” but MWAA says most airlines have cancelled flights. Pretty much every local airport website is crawling right now, and BWI’s database server seems to have crashed. Check with your airlines, and look out there: a foot of snow so far and still coming down hard through till tomorrow? This is not good plane weather.

If you’re going out by rail, however, you’re in luck: IMGoph and Get There report that Amtrak is running just fine; though delays may intensify through the day. Getting to the station might be a problem, though, especially if you’re coming from an above-ground Metro stop.

(Thanks to for the photo.)

Roving Asian mendicant, can occasionally be seen wandering the streets of downtown Washington, muttering unintelligible gibberish to passers-by while pushing a “bag lady” shopping cart full of old blankets, American flags, soda cans, and healthy secondhand snacks from organic food shop dumpsters. Used to live in a cardboard box at 16th and K but the rent was too expensive.

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