Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is letting senators go home early to escape a massive snowstorm headed directly for Washington.
Senate held its last vote of the week at 3:30 p.m. Thursday to give
lawmakers enough time to catch flights before the snow starts falling.
Forecasters are predicting that Washington will get a foot of
snow and possibly more, with precipitation beginning sometime Friday morning.
"I'm just worried about the airport in Indiana," said Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) as he hustled back to his office after the final vote.