The roads were a bit icy Wednesday morning, but as the day warmed up, all was fine. Our predicted snowfall began in the late afternoon--just in time for rush hour.
It came down thick-n-quick, blown sideways in the wind. Commuters clogged the roads before the plows could clear them, so conditions deteriorated almost immediately. Nearly every ramp was blocked by immobilized cars or trucks, and vehicles were abandoned, making plowing and driving more and more difficult as time ticked by.
In a typical story of this storm, it took Len seven hours (seven!) to make the usually 35 minute drive home. It took our neighbor six hours to make his 15 minute commute!
Our power was out for several hours, but we can't complain. It came back before the house froze and the freezers thawed. I mean, we were still in the "scones and tea by candlelight" phase. ;-) Less fortunate souls in the metro area lost power for days.
Lauren and I went walking under a brilliant sky.