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Just look at that winter storm system. It's nearly perfectly aligned with the I-95 corridor on the East Coast, ensuring an awful holiday journey for a great many. Driving I-95 on a normal day is stop-and-go journey from one traffic hub to another (I can never decide, is the I-95 D.C. traffic worse than the I-95 Baltimore traffic? I hear the stretch that nears Boston is pretty hellish as well.)

All this amounts to a superlative event: One of the busiest roadways in America, on the busiest travel day of the year, in a winter storm. The above image from NASA was taken yesterday, but be assured, the storm is still pushing through the East Coast. Accumulation in some areas is expected to top several inches.

So those of you reading this at a computer, pat yourself on the back: You're not driving in this!

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