It seems that we got very lucky last night

Mar 17, 2016
Tags: dc,, ice,, shutdown,, snow

Around 0000 EST/EDT today (just before going to bed) we lost power for a couple of minutes. The UPSes in the apartment took up the slack, but it's always worrisome when it's cold as all get out and the power dies. It came back on a few minutes later but not everyone was so lucky around here - over 120,000 homes are still without power due to the ice storm last night. MAT (Maryland Authority Transit) has shut down for the day due to the ice.

I can see out of my office window that at least one school around here has cancelled class because the kids are sledding on the hill behind the apartment complex.