Bumper to Bumper

It seems like every time we get cold weather with a couple of inches of snow here in the Washington DC area, everyone panic and forget the laws of physics. ๐Ÿ™„

I-270 Frederick MD

Southbound I-270 Frederick, MD 8:30AM o_O

Trying to make it to work on Tuesday morning was a horrible nightmare. ๐Ÿ˜ก The interstate was just like a parking lot with lots of cars standing still. Some of us turn our engines off for some time waiting for traffic to move. :/

In all, I did spend close to five hours in the interstate for only two miles, from a twenty two miles trip. o_O So I decided to turn back home as soon as I got a chance and call work to tell them I wasn’t coming. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

All these dramatic events happened over just one to two inches of snow. ๐Ÿ™„ Can you imaging what will happens if we had twelve to thirteen inches? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

I can see those living in the northern states or Canada laughing about how we handle snow in this area. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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8 thoughts on “Bumper to Bumper

  1. Not laughing!!
    When I lived i Toronto it seemed like four snowflakes within a minute would be enough to cause driving chaos and almost complete gridlock.
    Now living even farther north I am finding drivers somewhat more prepared. Although on a little trip to Huntsville Ont. yesterday there was more than one vehicle in the ditches. o_O

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  2. Believe me, over here in Vancouver there is a chaos whenever more than an inch of snow falls on a road. Having mostly rainy and mild winters, many drivers have only summer or all weather tires and that was proved to be very bad choice for snow. About a month ago, we were in southern interior of BC visiting my sister in law. On a way back, near Coquihala mountain pass, we’ve seen several cars in a ditch and at least one down in a canyon (I don’t even want to think about the injuries those people suffered, car couldn’t be seen from the road). And it was only about an inch of snow :doh: And reason was speeding and/or inappropriate tires. Can you imagine what it was like last week, when they needed to close that part of highway because it fell about 20 inches of snow in only one night? :left:

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