Snowpocalypse Now (In Politics)
This week, there was just one story in the D.C. area, although it went by several different names (most of which sounded curiously like discarded disaster film titles): Snowpocalypse, Snowmageddon, Snowtorious B.I.G., and, finally, Snoverkill, to name a few.
Friday on The Politics Hour, we're talking to local officials about their handling of the week's incredible - and dangerous - weather. Washington Teachers' Union President George Parker will discuss the DCPS's handling of the snow emergency and what might lie ahead as the schools struggle to make up the lost days. Then, Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner talks about road clearing and prospects for securing federal aid to help with the substantial, and ever-growing, costs of the dig-out.
Here at WAMU, we've been documenting the week's weather both on-air and online. Broadcast technician Andrew Chadwick filmed this time-lapse video of the Feb. 9-10 storm. The WAMU building is visible behind the CVS.