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Road conditions

Today is Thursday, and the day I normally hop in the car and journey over the water to do office-like things at Studio Foglio.
But yesterday's snow is now coated with a crust of ice, and tiny ice pellets continue to fall, making a wonderful susurration if I was willing to stand there with the door open (which I am not).

So I already called in, and we'll do stuff tomorrow instead, after what is expected to be a solid night of melting.

Saw this just now on the local message board:
"There is a tree across Vashon Highwy just north of Inspiration point.
The snow plow is stuck in a ditch at the corner of Wax Orchard Rd. and 220th."

Hmmm. Snow plow stuck in the ditch. Good call I think!


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Jan. 19th, 2012 09:37 pm (UTC)
Stuck in the ditch is almost as good as "rolled & burning in the center lane".
Jan. 19th, 2012 10:28 pm (UTC)
Wow. And I thought the weather here was bad.....yaich. Drive safe!
Jan. 20th, 2012 03:04 am (UTC)
"solid night of melting."

Am I the only one who sees a certain mildly comical disconnect in this phrase?
Jan. 20th, 2012 05:57 am (UTC)
Glad it wasn't you in a ditch!
Jan. 20th, 2012 04:46 pm (UTC)
My little car isn't snow-worth enough to make it down the road and into the ditch.
I just wait until the stuff goes away. (Here, of course. I had a different car in Chicago.)
Jan. 20th, 2012 04:11 pm (UTC)
Just curious, but how many snow plows do they actually have on Vashon? Snow is rather a rare occurrence, yes?

We are supposed to get 1-4 inches of snow this afternoon, and 1-3 inches tomorrow, and then on Sunday the forecast is for 35° and rain — which means the roads will be slicker than snot. My consolation is that Spring is only 2 months away.
Jan. 20th, 2012 04:45 pm (UTC)
While I'm guessing there is more than one, it wouldn't be *much* more.
And it wouldn't be a dedicated snowplow like the MidWest has - more like a tractor with a blade hooked on the front.
We need tractors ALL the time (falling trees) (and trees that haven't fallen yet, but ought to).
Jan. 20th, 2012 06:23 pm (UTC)
Speaking of falling trees, there is supposed to be a windstorm now that all the trees have been damaged by snow and ice.
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