But across the city, reactions to the white stuff were mixed, with some celebrating an unexpected day off and others ruing called-off travel plans. Much of the city was closed by the fourth nor’easter storm to hit the East Coast in three weeks.
“I want to divorce winter,” said Kim Wilkins, who was waiting for the bus home from a conference she was attending downtown. Her car was too iced over to drive.This week saw the most snow the city has seen winter — never mind that it’s technically already spring.
“Our main responsibility is to get the building ready for tomorrow,” he said. That meant constantly shoveling the heavy accumulation and spreading snow melt and salt on surfaces.
“If one person slips — it’s a building full of lawyers,” he said.
Near Camden Yards, Kyle Polasko sat at the bar at Pickles, where he was enjoying an afternoon pint with his bar buddy Alex Wilson. Both had the afternoon off and made a beeline for their favorite dive.
“I thought it was gonna be a party,” said Polasko, surveying the scene. “I was a little disappointed.”
As always, few celebrated the snowfall like the area’s students.
Katherine Edwards, a senior at Loyola University Maryland, and her friends used their day off from class to build an 8-foot tall snowman who they named “Iggy,” after the school’s mascot. Why so big? “Go big or go home,” said Edwards, a psychology major.