A snowplow is loaded with salt at the Virginia Department of Transportation's Van Dorn headquarters in Alexandria on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, in anticipation of a wintry mix in the evening. The weather predictions call for possibly a dusting of snow in the Washington area, with up to 2 inches in outlying areas. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Photo by: BARBARA L. SALISBURY

A snowplow is loaded with salt at the Virginia Department of Transportation's Van Dorn headquarters in Alexandria on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, in anticipation of a wintry mix in the evening. The weather predictions call for possibly a dusting of snow in the Washington area, with up to 2 inches in outlying areas. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)