(KMSP) - Washington, D.C. received about an inch and a half of snow on Wednesday, and it didn't go well.
The White House pool reported President Obama’s motorcade was stuck in traffic and “slipped and skidded” for an hour and 15 minutes to get from Joint Base Andrews to the White House -- sirens, flashing lights and stoplight liberties included.
People abandoned their cars on the crippled roadways and grocery stories flooded as the East Coast prepares for a major blizzard in the coming days.
The District Department of Transportation’s Snow Team began pre-treating the roads with a brine and beet juice mixture to clear the ice.
The District Snow Team began pre-treating with the brine/beet juice mixture today, working several of our routes. #DCSnowReady— DDOT DC (@DDOTDC) January 21, 2016
POTUS motorcade from Andrews to WH "slipped and skidded" on icy roads, several times hitting curbs, WH pool report says— lesley clark (@lesleyclark) January 21, 2016