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7:02 PM, Dec 22, 2009   |    comments
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TYSONS CORNER, Va (WUSA) -- This weekend's snow storm took a toll on so-called 'Super Saturday'. Instead of hitting the stores ... many shoppers were stuck at home.

Shoppers are jamming the stores now.
And getting to the malls may be easier said than done.

What's remarkable is folks say it's actually a little more manageable today than it was on Monday.

First you had to make it through the traffic on the Beltway.
A snow clearing crew set up on the inner loop just before Tysons, choking all those holiday shopper down to just two lanes. "Took like an hour and a half on the Beltway," said one shopper. "It was terrible."

Then there was the challenge of getting into the mall.
Many shoppers say they had to wait through four cycles just to turn off Rt 123. "Awful horrendous. Everyone is crazy."

Not that managers weren't doing there best. "Relax slow down and you'll get in and out," said Allison Fischer, spokeswoman for Tysons Corner Center.

The spokeswoman for Tysons Corner Center put on special boots to wade through the snow and help out with traffic management. "I went home and brought these boots in for today, special."

But then there's the trip home.... made perhaps a little easier by the Fairfax police officer who noticed Myrna Martinez flat tire.... and fixed it. "I thought he'd pulled my over, but he took care of me."

Written by Bruce Leshan

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