December 30, 2009


It always cracks me up that a snowstorm barely causes Spokane to blink because their traffic is so light, and then a big city like Portland descends into anarchy. Ladies and gentlemen... the 4-inch snowstorm that caused the Rose City to shut down.

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A snowstorm has slickened roads and caused several spinouts on southwest Washington highways.

The Columbian reports that police responded to several traffic mishaps on Tuesday afternoon, including a spinout on Interstate 5 near La Center.

Slick roads were also the rule in Hazel Dell. Firefighters with Clark County Fire District 6 chained up their engines.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Tuesday evening although forecaster Shawn Weagle in Portland said the snow was expected to turn to rain in a few hours.

Snow also snarled traffic in the greater Portland metro area. Tuesday evening rush hour traffic moved at a crawl through downtown Portland and its suburbs.

I heard from people it took 3-4 hours to get home in traffic... which would probably cause me to go insane, sit up on the top of my car naked and throw Reese's Pieces at motorists. Good thing I don't live in Portland.

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