Monday, December 14, 2009

Some Items Regarding Snow

- Not only did it snow last night in some areas, but it's expected to do so again tomorrow. Before you hit the roads, be sure to check the Spokane Regional Transportation Management Center website for road conditions. You can watch live traffic cameras on the site, and check a map of your commute route for anything that might slow you down such as traffic accidents or slick roads.

- I got about 1 1/2 inches of snow at home last night, but the roads were pretty much clear by the time I got to Trent. And the freeway was just wet so the going was pretty easy. By the time I got downtown, there wasn't snow, wet roads, or anything. Just goes to show the little 'micro-climates' our area has.

- Blogger Holly from Olympia says it snowed there last night, about an inch, and there is a little ice on the roads, but nothing too scary. The funny part- the schools there delayed the start of the school day for two hours as a result.

1 comment:

Holly said...

So I thank Spokane for all the years of snow and ice driving training from 1991 (terrible snow year in 1992(of course not as bad as last year!!!)) to 2001.

I work up in Capitol Forest, and this morning's commute was just fine until I entered the snowy, icy, and windy country roads in the higher elevations. But I've driven so many times before in those conditions... Sure it took forever to get there and it was a little treacherous, but who will be burning their vacation days when the sun is out next summer instead of in this miserable cold? That would be ME!!!!
Many didn't make it into the office, today. Man, I really like taking vacation when it's nice out.
:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Oh yeah... You don't need studs, Spokane! All season tires are just as good.

There. That should stir the pot for a while.

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