DUFFIELDS, W.Va. -- How about trying to get to work in Washington, D.C., Tuesday with possibly millions of people pouring into the city for President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration?
No thanks, said some local commuters.
"It's a mess. I can't even believe they will be running (a train) that day," Brenda Owens of Ranson, W.Va., said Thursday night as she waited for her husband to return to the MARC commuter station in Duffields, in Jefferson County.
Owens said her husband, who owns a construction business in Washington, would take the today off.
Some regular riders of the MARC commuter train said they planned to either take a vacation day today or their employer was giving them the day off. Others said it would be impossible to work today.
Maryland state officials said previously that congestion in Washington for Tuesday's inauguration was expected to reach unprecedented levels and suggested people who work in the city take the day off if possible.