Everyone in Maryland and Washington, D.C. was warned. The big one was coming. Stay off the roads. Snow emergency! For the most part the storm lived up to its billing. And, for the most part drivers heeded the warnings and stayed off the roads, reducing car accidents substantially.
However, the truckers seemingly didn't get the word and 3 major truck wrecks in Prince George's County, Maryland resulted. The crashes involving two tractor trailer crashes and one dump truck accident, were predictable given the dangerous road conditions.
An Inner Loop of I-495 crash near Andrews Air Force Base closed three lanes of the Beltway when a tractor trailer overturned.
Another overturned tractor trailer near National Harbor on 295 caused traffic mayhem.
A final Prince George's County Beltway crash at Route One in College Park involved a dump truck rolling over.
Early word is that no major personal injuries were reported and given the diminished traffic flow the resulting chaos was reduced. But really was this all necessary?