With about 12 inches of snow falling from yesterday through this morning, schools are closed throughout the region.
This seems less due to the conditions of the roads, which really weren't all that bad this morning, but more of a strategic call to get as many people off the roads as possible after the first major snowfall.
This likely led to a decline in a ton of accidents and stupidity, avoiding a repeat of much of what we saw driving home last night.
It takes people awhile to realize that their necessary stopping distance just significantly increased from what they're used to, and that their happy zippy sports cars don't have the traction in this snow they need and they will get stuck nicely, typically in the middle of an intersection. They also don't realize that the laws of physics really apply when you make a turn at speed on a slippery surface.
Traffic was markedly diminished this morning from the usual Monday mess as I headed to court.
Here's the same scene last night now in the light of day as I cleared off the Driveway of Doom™ yet again for those of you who want to see some more snow:
Having made the driveway very clean I can happily report I had no issues navigating it down, and then making my way on the roads to court and then the office.