The Washington Times - March 2, 2009, 10:35AM

Joseph Weber is reporting that the mid-Atlantic region’s first major winter storm this year has delivered as much as 10 inches of snow and forced nearly all school systems to close.

Southern and eastern Maryland have been hit the hardest and reported the largest accumulations of snow.

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I watched the early weather reports this morning, and all the weather gurus were saying that the major roadways were clear.  Then I tried to go to work — and spun out in my driveway.  You know, having your major roadways clear doesn’t mean a lot if you can’t get to them.

It was odd watching the weather reports, like an exercise in cognitive dissonance.  The weather gurus were talking about how clear the major roadways are and in the same breath recounted the dozens of traffic accidents on them.  Uh, fellas, if the roads are so clear, why are so many drivers wiping out on them?

Me?  I’m still waiting for my local streets to be plowed — and so are the two guys who spun into a ditch near my house this morning.

Marion Barry, the former “mayor for life” of Washington, D.C., was asked once what was his plan for snow removal in the city.  His answer: spring.  Well, at least he was honest.