Picture this: You have tens of thousands federal employees and others returning to work and school. The already-rated worst-traffic-in-nation streets are only partially plowed. Thus the mean streets of D.C. have gotten meaner.
So far this week, snow has closed the Federal Government for three full days. Each day the Federal Government is closed, it costs the taxpayers $100 million in lost productivity. So far that's a cool $300 million.