The federal government shut down today.
And Ted Cruz had nothing to do with it.
Rather, a winter storm warning and forecast of up to seven inches of snow shut down Washington before the business day even started, coming out of a long three-day weekend no less. Congress already was away on recess, so without the morning rush of the federal workforce the town acquired an even greater serenity in a cloud of snowflakes.
This is a day when artistry comes alive:
— Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) January 21, 2014
We’re not the only ones blogging about it:
We’re tracking this winter storm in our live weather blog. Follow along here: http://t.co/rpGCFOZICA
— ABC7News (@ABC7News) January 21, 2014
The trouble with a closure like Washington’s, declared before the first flake fell, is that the idled have little to do but blog:
The National Archives in the Washington, DC, area is CLOSED today due to the snow.
— US National Archives (@USNatArchives) January 21, 2014
So, as they say, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
ALERT: Federal offices are closed in D.C. area. Emergency and tele-work employees must follow agency policies. http://t.co/Jd6H9oLUwH
— 99.1 WNEW (@WNEW) January 21, 2014