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2014-02-06 06:21:53 PM
We might be shiat drivers in the snow but at least we have plows.

*peeks out the window*

Wow, everything is white as far as the eye can see. I could still see patches of grass a half hour ago. Glad I don't have to go anywhere tonight.
 
2014-02-06 06:26:05 PM
 
2014-02-06 06:26:48 PM
Everyone here is either a lesbian in a subaru or a hipster on a fixie (and they don't have jobs to ride home from anyway) - we'll be fine.  The bigger news story is I'm going to Tucson tomorrow for the weekend.  Suck it fellow rainpeople snowpeople.

/Going to watch the Timbers vs. Sounders game
//PTFC!!!!
 
2014-02-06 06:28:01 PM

fusillade762: Oops. Too late.

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After 20-car pileup on I-5 near Albany, one Southbound lane open


My office is down in Corvallis/Albany area - they shut it down at 1pm but they were all stuck there since I-5 is a parking lot up into Salem.

/work from home in PDX, much nicer than Albany
 
2014-02-06 06:30:48 PM

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: fusillade762: Oops. Too late.

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After 20-car pileup on I-5 near Albany, one Southbound lane open

My office is down in Corvallis/Albany area - they shut it down at 1pm but they were all stuck there since I-5 is a parking lot up into Salem.

/work from home in PDX, much nicer than Albany



Lives up on the hill overlooking Portland.  No way I am driving down.  I get ice and snow before the ground level stuff, and we're all stitched up in this hood.  Not enough traffic for the roads to melt the ice.

/consolation prize:  snow ice cream tonight
 
2014-02-06 06:31:35 PM
Yeah Atlanta choked harder in the snow than Denver did in the Superb Owl
 
2014-02-06 06:31:38 PM
About half my coworkers at Intel left by noon.  I decided to leave early as well.

The snow just keeps on falling....
 
2014-02-06 06:34:14 PM

fusillade762: Oops. Too late.

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After 20-car pileup on I-5 near Albany, one Southbound lane open


I thought Portland had good mass transit to all the suburbs, so no one had to drive?  Have I been lied to all this time?

/And compared to what I've heard about Seattle, a single pileup sounds pretty good.
 
2014-02-06 06:36:17 PM
Came for the crappy video "we're not Detroit", leaving dissatisfied...
 
2014-02-06 06:36:20 PM
Too late.

meyerkev: fusillade762: Oops. Too late.

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After 20-car pileup on I-5 near Albany, one Southbound lane open

I thought Portland had good mass transit to all the suburbs, so no one had to drive?  Have I been lied to all this time?

/And compared to what I've heard about Seattle, a single pileup sounds pretty good.


Albany's about 1.5 hours south
 
2014-02-06 06:36:47 PM
Go be Atlanta somewhere else.
 
2014-02-06 06:37:15 PM

Welcome to Atlanta.

The "that guy" of cities.

Remember.

Don't be that guy.

2.bp.blogspot.com

Be some other kind of douchebag city.

 
2014-02-06 06:37:45 PM
So they're still farking the "name the winter storms" chicken. Which is worse: TWC's winter storm schtick, or ESPN's "Total QBR" mystery numbers?
 
2014-02-06 06:38:21 PM

fusillade762: everything is white as far as the eye can see


Portland is like that all year round, ya know

i1277.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-06 06:38:46 PM
Here South of Albuquerque, this morning we had 2" of snow, made everything start 2 hours late. Driving to the next village, saw 2a couple guys on bikes, riding through the snow.Poor bastards.
 
2014-02-06 06:41:30 PM
Eugene is vacillating between shutdown and everything's fine, because it's going snow, clear, rain, snow, clear, ice rain.

I took off of work after lunch when I saw it really coming down, and we walked to the school to get the kids.  The principal thanked us, because they didn't want to actually send the kids home on the bus, but after they chained up the buses, it wasn't that bad.

Although two of the buses were late getting to the school....
 
2014-02-06 06:42:38 PM
Are you nuts? Atlanta is a babe! I'd snap her wires anytime!

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2014-02-06 06:44:12 PM
The current view from my porch.

i57.tinypic.com
 
2014-02-06 06:44:19 PM
If you feel the wheels slide lift off the gas. The brakes, they do nothing. Oh yeah, you're already driving too fast.
 
2014-02-06 06:49:32 PM
God obviously hates the South. Who can blame him/her/it.
 
2014-02-06 06:53:14 PM

fusillade762: The current view from my porch.

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Well, that's purrty.

Not a single flake up here (I'm just north of downtown Seattle) but luckily I can telecommute just about whenever the fark I want if need be.
 
2014-02-06 06:55:25 PM
For all the little quirks and weirdos Portland has, they have more sense than Atlanta.
 
2014-02-06 06:55:49 PM
I live 30 miles east of Portland, and run the snow removal operation at a historic landmark on Mount Hood.  The last significant snowfall in Portland, and or west of the Cascades, was in December of 2008.  That's a long time between snow driving practice sessions.     I prefer empty roads, and 4am.  I drive in snow nearly 9 months of the year.  Follow the rules, such as chains or snow tires.  No, you can't drive 70mph in a Subaru with bald tires on ice.  No, this is not 4 lanes downhill, it's 2 uphill, and 1 downhill, with a chain up lane on the uphill side, and the chain removal area on the downhill side.  No, you can't see where you are driving with 2 tons of snow on your front and rear windows.  No, looking at your tires and wheels after you are stuck will not solve your problem..  If you have never driven in snow, heading for the mountains in a raging blizzard, with your bald ass tires and your 24" rims isn't the best idea.
 
2014-02-06 06:57:54 PM
I get to drive through Portland to Spokane tomorrow. Hopefully, everyone takes a snow day tomorrow, but leaving early just in case. Was something like -4 in Spokane this morning. Be a fun trip.
 
2014-02-06 07:08:02 PM
I'll say this, the Atlanta bastards had ice. Snow is fairly simple to navigate in. Slow your dumb ass down and be aware of the 'tard in front of you.
 
2014-02-06 07:08:55 PM
Wish we'd get some of that up here in Seattle.
 
2014-02-06 07:09:13 PM
Oh hey, an advanced driving trick. If you find yourself sliding downhill into an intersection with the brakes locked up - shift into reverse and hammer it, and hope someone gets it on Youtube. Someone might slam into your rear end, but that's what they get for following too closely.
 
2014-02-06 07:09:21 PM

fusillade762: The current view from my porch.

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Sweet, nice dusting you guys have.
 
2014-02-06 07:10:39 PM

4.bp.blogspot.com


Never go full Atlanta

 
2014-02-06 07:10:43 PM

fusillade762: The current view from my porch.

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Only two lamps. Not much of a current view.
 
2014-02-06 07:12:46 PM

Old enough to know better: Wish we'd get some of that up here in Seattle.


Some snow would be nice but I prefer "cold and try" to our normal "slush everywhere" pattern
 
2014-02-06 07:13:07 PM
The headline applies to you too, Eugene/Springfield area. SLOW THE HELL DOWN! That white stuff on the roads is slippery, idiots.

Went grocery shopping today (via taxi) so we wouldn't get caught short on food/necessities as we were back in December. Back then our apartment complex's parking lot turned into a skating rink, and if this keeps up it will happen again.
 
2014-02-06 07:14:46 PM

coolEye: I live 30 miles east of Portland, and run the snow removal operation at a historic landmark on Mount Hood.


Thank you, on behalf of all of us who love that landmark and the related snow sports area, that is a big job.  No offense, but here's hoping you have to deal with another 150 inches before it warms up.
 
2014-02-06 07:14:57 PM
Every city should strive to "Don't be Atlanta".  Year round.
 
2014-02-06 07:17:39 PM

meyerkev: I thought Portland had good mass transit to all the suburbs, so no one had to drive?  Have I been lied to all this time?

/And compared to what I've heard about Seattle, a single pileup sounds pretty good.


The light rail system is ok so if you live close to Max it works out. Our bus system isn't great.

Of course these are the system alerts I have gotten from Trimet today:
12:04 PM: Weather conditions may affect TriMet service today. Many buses will be chained and cannot exceed 25 mph, so expect delays. Check the Service Alerts page for service details.
Ok, I'm good, just the buses being slowed down.

2:33 PM: Weather conditions and heavy traffic are causing major delays throughout the system. Plan extra travel time.
Still good, traffic doesn't bother the trains.

3:43 PM: MAX lines are delayed due to a switch issue on the Steel Bridge. Trains are getting across the bridge, but there are delays. Due to the switch issue, MAX Green and Yellow Lines are running on 1st Ave, and Morrison and Yamhill. Riders can transfer near Pioneer Courthouse Square to a train looping the Transit Mall on 5th and 6th or to regular bus service on the Transit Mall.
CRAP!
 
2014-02-06 07:24:32 PM

blatz514: I'll say this, the Atlanta bastards had ice. Snow is fairly simple to navigate in. Slow your dumb ass down and be aware of the 'tard in front of you.


We'll probably have ice on Saturday. Atlanta doesn't have the hills Portland has, but they have people that have never driven in snow either. I moved from Oregon to spend a few years in S. Carolina a couple decades ago. They had a major snowstorm of ice with a 1/2 inch of snow on top - just a dusting. There was an empty part of the parking lot at work when I got there and did a couple minor cookies and then parked. Those guys had hardly ever seen snow, let alone drive in it - I almost got fired for being so unsafe. They had never seen or even thought about cutting cookies in the snow. They were serious and I couldn't stop busting up. I was 10 minutes into my op check before realizing I was on thin ice, lol. Was never so glad to move back home.
 
2014-02-06 07:25:51 PM
I have been to Portland once, (does math) ... dang I am old. Anyway, I really liked it, but a friend from there pointed out that they get snow about as often as Atlanta, and the results can be remarkably similar. Good luck, we're all counting on you.
 
2014-02-06 07:27:35 PM
I thought the Mayor of Portland hated Seattle, not Atlanta...

Of course, as this lady said, Portland's not a real city anyhow.

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2014-02-06 07:28:01 PM
West Salem, Oregon here...YIPPEE!
 
2014-02-06 07:30:11 PM
Drove to Eugene and back. No problems. Saw someone spin out and went into the ditch.


/got a 4x4
//drove across USA in the dead of the winter about half dozen time in the last 10 years and never had a problem.
 
2014-02-06 07:30:46 PM

Unobtanium: Anyway, I really liked it, but a friend from there pointed out that they get snow about as often as Atlanta, and the results can be remarkably similar. Good luck, we're all counting on you.


A couple people have mentioned it already, but the extra layer of ZOMG with a major winter even in the NW are the existence of steep hills...everywhere...even in the urban areas.

A little bit of ice just about anywhere is bad. A little bit of ice in an area where you can't travel across two intersections w/o a noticeable incline/decline grade? Worse.
 
2014-02-06 07:30:53 PM

Ficoce: blatz514: I'll say this, the Atlanta bastards had ice. Snow is fairly simple to navigate in. Slow your dumb ass down and be aware of the 'tard in front of you.

We'll probably have ice on Saturday. Atlanta doesn't have the hills Portland has, but they have people that have never driven in snow either. I moved from Oregon to spend a few years in S. Carolina a couple decades ago. They had a major snowstorm of ice with a 1/2 inch of snow on top - just a dusting. There was an empty part of the parking lot at work when I got there and did a couple minor cookies and then parked. Those guys had hardly ever seen snow, let alone drive in it - I almost got fired for being so unsafe. They had never seen or even thought about cutting cookies in the snow. They were serious and I couldn't stop busting up. I was 10 minutes into my op check before realizing I was on thin ice, lol. Was never so glad to move back home.


"Cookies"?  We called them donuts back in Michigan - I would have never guessed it had regional variations.

/the one that always drove me nuts was toques - in NC they called them toboggans.
//a toboggan is a farking sled not a knit hat you southern twits!
 
2014-02-06 07:32:12 PM

secularsage: I thought the Mayor of Portland hated Seattle, not Atlanta...

Of course, as this lady said, Portland's not a real city anyhow.

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2014-02-06 07:32:25 PM
That's good advice for any city
 
2014-02-06 07:32:44 PM
make that "...major winter evenT..."

As you can see, I have mad typing skills.
 
2014-02-06 07:34:03 PM

Killer Cars: Unobtanium: Anyway, I really liked it, but a friend from there pointed out that they get snow about as often as Atlanta, and the results can be remarkably similar. Good luck, we're all counting on you.

A couple people have mentioned it already, but the extra layer of ZOMG with a major winter even in the NW are the existence of steep hills...everywhere...even in the urban areas.

A little bit of ice just about anywhere is bad. A little bit of ice in an area where you can't travel across two intersections w/o a noticeable incline/decline grade? Worse.


This gets pulled out every year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXnIqxyyBNI

It's hard to tell but the incline is incredibly steep on the road in view.
 
2014-02-06 07:34:56 PM
I've driven from Edmonton to Calgary in a snowstorm.

It was an easier (and quicker) trip than getting home last Tuesday in Atlanta.
 
2014-02-06 07:35:43 PM

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Ficoce: blatz514: I'll say this, the Atlanta bastards had ice. Snow is fairly simple to navigate in. Slow your dumb ass down and be aware of the 'tard in front of you.

We'll probably have ice on Saturday. Atlanta doesn't have the hills Portland has, but they have people that have never driven in snow either. I moved from Oregon to spend a few years in S. Carolina a couple decades ago. They had a major snowstorm of ice with a 1/2 inch of snow on top - just a dusting. There was an empty part of the parking lot at work when I got there and did a couple minor cookies and then parked. Those guys had hardly ever seen snow, let alone drive in it - I almost got fired for being so unsafe. They had never seen or even thought about cutting cookies in the snow. They were serious and I couldn't stop busting up. I was 10 minutes into my op check before realizing I was on thin ice, lol. Was never so glad to move back home.

"Cookies"?  We called them donuts back in Michigan - I would have never guessed it had regional variations.

/the one that always drove me nuts was toques - in NC they called them toboggans.
//a toboggan is a farking sled not a knit hat you southern twits!


Yeah, there's another name for it, too. Can't think what it is. Toques? Never heard of that. It's a wonder we can communicate at all.
 
2014-02-06 07:39:36 PM

Bathia_Mapes: The headline applies to you too, Eugene/Springfield area. SLOW THE HELL DOWN! That white stuff on the roads is slippery, idiots.

Went grocery shopping today (via taxi) so we wouldn't get caught short on food/necessities as we were back in December. Back then our apartment complex's parking lot turned into a skating rink, and if this keeps up it will happen again.


I see the driving culture down there hasn't changed that much since the 90's....

/ survived a few near-collisions on Beltline back in the day ( speeding drivers who don't signal lane changes...)
 
2014-02-06 07:40:10 PM

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Killer Cars: Unobtanium: Anyway, I really liked it, but a friend from there pointed out that they get snow about as often as Atlanta, and the results can be remarkably similar. Good luck, we're all counting on you.

A couple people have mentioned it already, but the extra layer of ZOMG with a major winter even in the NW are the existence of steep hills...everywhere...even in the urban areas.

A little bit of ice just about anywhere is bad. A little bit of ice in an area where you can't travel across two intersections w/o a noticeable incline/decline grade? Worse.

This gets pulled out every year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXnIqxyyBNI

It's hard to tell but the incline is incredibly steep on the road in view.


A good portion of my neighborhood is at 9-10%+  grade for significant lengths at a time along with seriously narrow and serpentine roads.  Best to stay in unless prepared.  (we have a quite a few drop offs too of 50-100ft.)
 
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