PHOTOS: Whiteout Conditions Don’t Stop Meridian Hill Sledders

by Andrew Ramonas January 23, 2016 at 3:50 pm 0

Mike Lindle prepares to sled on a beer sign

Blinding snow didn’t keep dozens of locals from zooming down stairways and other inclines on sleds, a beer sign and, for a time, an air mattress in Meridian Hill Park this afternoon.

Powered by liquid courage in some cases, the sledders plunged down packed snow screaming and laughing while they dodged walls and bystanders. But no collisions happened when Borderstan visited.

Mike Lindle, who lives near the park, was trying out his sledding skills on a Newcastle Brown Ale metal beer cap sign when we saw him. He and some friends used an air mattress to go down some stairs at the park, until it deflated.

But he still was having fun, and said he was enjoying meeting fellow sledding enthusiasts.

“That’s the beauty of ‘Meridian Chill Park,'” Lindle said.

We tried to take another measurement of the snow total at the park. But blowing and drifting snow made the task impossible. According to the National Weather Service, the area has received about 16 inches of snow, so far.

Throughout the day, we’ve been collecting snow photos and updates throughout the area. Here are some of the photos we’ve taken and received, as well as some other pictures we’ve found:

If you have any photos or updates, email or tweet them to us. But be safe, Borderstan reader.

For more information about what to expect during the storm, check out our “What to Expect Around Town This (Snowy) Weekend.”


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