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Stranded on the highway or working from home?

Well, that was one helluva rush "hour" yesterday, huh? Up to 13 hours for some.

In an interview on WTOP radio Thursday morning, OPM Director John Berry said feds who were equipped for telework were permitted to head home before offices closed and ahead of the storm. That should have eased the strain on the roads, but many people chose not to leave until the bad weather arrived, Berry said.

Unfortunately, once the sleet and snow began in mid-afternoon, traffic got very snarled very quickly, and some commuters didn't get home until well after midnight, according to news reports.

What was your experience? Did you leave early? Did you get the word about the 11 a.m. option for teleworkers? Did you get caught in traffic? Are you among the nearly 500,000 area residents without power? Tell us about your experience in the comments below.

Posted on Jan 27, 2011 at 12:18 PM


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