Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is letting senators go home early to escape a massive snowstorm headed directly for Washington.

The 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.