Friday, January 20, 2012

Snowpocalypse 2012

I have never been so excited for rain before. Despite living in Washington, I am not a fan of rain. But, if it means no more snow, then I'm all for it. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a "snow day" here or there, but I've had enough of this "snow week." That being said, I loved taking my 18 month old out into the snow and watching him enjoy it, and I loved having my husband work from home for the past couple of days.

I'm with Bridget. When it snows, I avoid driving. I don't have a car with 4-wheel drive and I'd rather not take my chances with the inexperienced and over-confident drivers our there. In fact, I haven't driven anywhere myself in almost a week. Cabin fever set in a while ago. I cannot wait for the roads to clear so I can get out!

Apparantly, many people do not share my view of driving in the snow or they simply have to be somewhere. As of yesterday at 1:10 PM, the WSP had responded to 2317 incidents in a 24 hour period. In the same 24 hour period the year before, they responded to 626 incidents. The snow and poor weather conditions seem to have increased the amount of incidents this year by 4 times! Not surprising.

I think Trooper Guy Gill had it right when he tweeted (with a picture to go along):

"Another example of my proven equation...Snow+Ice+Speed=Crash."

I'm sure he's seen too much of this over the past few days.

I hope you were all safe and enjoyed the snow while it lasted!

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