Thursday, August 13, 2020

Getting to Normal

Traffic on MD 295
August 11, 2020
 It happened on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway for the first time in months. I was caught in traffic. Slow moving, almost stopped traffic. 

I was returning home from an afternoon racquetball match when the traffic suddenly slowed to a crawl. I snapped this image as I was about to move under the Route 32 overpass. The slow traffic can be seen on both sides of the highway.

Being caught in traffic was an experience that I have not enjoyed since B.C. (before coronavirus). The traffic is a sure sign that the economy is reopening and people are going back to work, but the coronavirus continues to rage. At least in Maryland, the virus seems to be mostly under control through physical distancing and widespread use of facial coverings as reported on the Maryland COVID website. BTW--I still cannot figure out why 

I guess the traffic is a clear sign that some sense of normalcy is returning.  But traffic? Why did it have to be traffic?

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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