That doesn't sound like a lot of snow to me, but it's got the weather people in a frenzy. They've been hyping the storm up for the past couple of days. Before a single flake even hit the ground several schools had cancelled classes for the day or announced they were having early dismissals.
I started working at the mall Customer Service desk at noon. Fifteen minutes later I received the first call asking when the mall was going to close. At that point there was no snow on the ground. Every fifteen minutes or so I'd answer the phone and tell the person that the mall would be open regular hours tonight. (If that changed they'd post it on their website and social networks.) At least answering the phone gave me something to do. There weren't many people in the mall, because they'd been warned not to be on the roads.
With all the hysteria over the snow I wasn't looking forward to driving home during the peak of rush hour, but my commute was very easy...probably because so many people had left work early. It normally takes me 35-40 minutes; today I walked in the house 50 minutes after I got in my car.
A funny twist on the snow predictions:
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