Perhaps you have read about the “traffic armageddon” in Northern Virginia during this first week of January 2022. It was a perfect storm of events: (a) rain preventing salting the roads, (b) suddenly turning to snow, coupled to the (c) extremely hilly area around Quantico (Occaquon to Rappahannock Rivers) and (d) a super-heavily traveled truck route – and the back up was 65 miles with people stranded 15-24 hours.
The standstill first started around noon Monday when many tractor-trailers crashed on southbound I-95 during inclement weather. No injuries were reported in connection to that initial crash. Some 14 inches of snow fell in the area.
I was safe at home, able to walk to the church to celebrate Mass for the brave who ventured out.