PHOTOS: Snow Blankets the Nation’s Capitol, Pictures and Complaints Flood Social Media
A fast-moving winter storm has blanked the Washington, D.C. area with up to six inches of snow. That said, most areas in the D.C. Metro reported three to four inches of snow — the official reading at Dulles International Airport was four inches.
Four inches of snow also fell at the U.S. Capitol Building, while the White House recorded just 2.9 inches of snow. While not a breakout event for the Washington D.C. Metro, there was more there enough snow to force the closure of local school districts and cause some serious travel headaches on the roads.
At least two school districts decided not to close and a social media firestorm followed.
“If you were on Twitter Tuesday morning, then you may have noticed #closeFCPS trending nationally and worldwide.
Fairfax County Public Schools decided to keep schools open and on time on Tuesday morning before the snow. Early Tuesday morning, snow accumulated on the ground, creating slick and icy conditions. Parents received an email from the school system which reads: “The inclement weather may result in your child’s bus being delayed this morning. Please be patient and safe if you are driving this morning,” reported WeatherNation affiliate, WUSA.
The school district later issued a letter of apology to parents.
But, the quick burst of snow lead to a flood of pictures on social media, showing some the most iconic places in America, covered in snow. They also showed numerous wrecks and mishaps in the area. Below are some of the images we found on social media:
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 6, 2015
— McNewbie (@McNewbie1) January 6, 2015
— Caitriona Perry (@CaitrionaPerry) January 6, 2015
— Walid Jawadوليد جواد (@walidaj) January 6, 2015
— Erin Blasco (@erinblasco) January 6, 2015
— Andy McIlvaine (@andymcilvaine) January 6, 2015
— Benjamin Silverstein (@bensilverstein) January 6, 2015
— Chris Gordon (@ChrisGordonNews) January 6, 2015
— AmericanIndianMuseum (@SmithsonianNMAI) January 6, 2015
— Phil Yabut (@philliefan_99) January 6, 2015