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infinite monkey 01-19-2012 07:04 PM

Nasty nasty roads. I got through before a bunch of crashes on the interstate. I got lucky for once. It's backed up for miles.

Tomorrow morning looks to be bad too. Hoping for delay or snow day, because it's going to be really icy.

HungLikeJesus 01-19-2012 07:25 PM

Perhaps you should be safe and ride your bicycle.

classicman 01-19-2012 07:37 PM

...with your headphones on.

infinite monkey 01-19-2012 07:58 PM

But it's like 5 billion miles. :eek:

Uphill both ways.

maybe a moped.

BigV 01-20-2012 10:24 AM

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It's been pretty snowy. Please, all my friends in Colorado, Pennsyltucky, Maine, etc. I know this is not a lot of snow, relative to the measurements recorded in some places. I know. We're snow lightweights here.

However. Our suffering is no less. We're unaccustomed to much snow here at sea level. And those parts that aren't at sea level usually aren't on any level at all. Lots of hills here. If you're place isn't on a hill, the place you want to get to is beyond several hills. Treacherous. I traveled a little to go get SonofV yesterday, here are some pictures of my journey.

My trusty steed, parked in relative shelter.
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I've never ridden the ferry in a snowstorm. It was cold and miserable and unphotogenic.
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Local firemen keeping their driveway clear.
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Cruddy slushy streets heading north along the water.
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BigV 01-20-2012 10:37 AM

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Olympic Sculpture Park featuring typewriter eraser of the gods and a very hardcore bicyclist.
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My street. Not plowed. Seattle's VASTLY improved snow plan over the disaster of 2008 meant that side streets went unplowed. Fine.
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My snug little house under a blanket of snow. I think my stairs are in there somewhere...
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Side streets not plowed, arterials plowed. Here's one. Still LOTS of snow on the ground and too cold (thank goodness) to melt into slush.
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glatt 01-20-2012 10:37 AM

Yuck. Even an inch or two can be bad if your city has no snow removal equipment.

infinite monkey 01-20-2012 10:41 AM

4 degrees this morning.

For you people playing along at home in other countries, thats -15 C. Minus.

brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

BigV 01-20-2012 10:42 AM

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They're skiiing on my street. I saw dozens of people skiing in the city. It was kinda cool.
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Those hills? See what I mean?
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Freeways open, this is I-5. I traveled between 30 and 45 mph the whole trip and that was *plenty* fast enough, thanks.
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Just a pretty shot of the neighborhood.
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We got home safely. Another snow day today, one they'll regret in June. It's supposed to warm up and rain today. That means lots of mess and local flooding.

HungLikeJesus 01-20-2012 10:45 AM

From the picture of your house, it's apparent that you don't get much snow. Otherwise you wouldn't have those bushes growing right up against the steps and sidewalk.

How are you going to shovel that?

BigV 01-20-2012 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by glatt (Post 789384)
Yuck. Even an inch or two can be bad if your city has no snow removal equipment.

2008 was a complete disaster. Wrong plan, wrong things done, wrong routes plowed, etc. I heard a very loud and clear refutation of that stupid plan of 2008 on the radio several times and one of the announcements said "all thirty pieces of snow removal equipment (vehicles) were continuously active throughout the city", with the drivers all working in shifts. It was a much better plan, though a much lesser storm. Thirty rigs for all of Seattle. I think that's a good number. We don't get the snow much, but usually every year. I wouldn't want a vast fleet of expensive equipment idle 360 days a year.

glatt 01-20-2012 10:53 AM

Seriously? Only 30 for a city the size of Seattle? How many miles of roads does Seattle have? Do the math.

infinite monkey 01-20-2012 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by HungLikeJesus (Post 789390)
From the picture of your house, it's apparent that you don't get much snow. Otherwise you wouldn't have those bushes growing right up against the steps and sidewalk.

How are you going to shovel that?

He called your wife to come over and shovel it. :lol2:

(running joke, peeps, don't freak.)

glatt 01-20-2012 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by glatt (Post 789400)
Seriously? Only 30 for a city the size of Seattle? How many miles of roads does Seattle have? Do the math.

the answer is apparently 3,943 lane miles, which is less than I was expecting. That's only 130 miles for each truck. That's not so bad.

Pico and ME 01-20-2012 11:09 AM

I hear you about the hills. I feared snow/ice storms during the time I lived in Cincinnati, and I had a little front wheel drive at the time.


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