Tuesday, January 16, 2007

...and it was supposed to be 1/2 inch or less, or just all rain.

Below was the headlines for us today, A surprize snow storm...It was no surprize to me. I've been watching the Doppler radar and seen it coming and knew it would be snow without a doubt. Why didn't the weather people?

Recently I was joking that they would call school off at the fall of one just one flake, Well not the Beaverton school district, let it be known I stand corrected.

Do I dare speculate that they are getting their share of grief now with all the parents trying to get their kids home from school after they called off school 2 hours later than every other school district in the area? I'd be willing to wager on it. I wouldn't want to be in their shoes.

I would think if even 50%-75% of the school districts called school due to the weather it should be manditory for the rest to follow suit. Wouldn't you think?

Portland paralyzed by snow and ice
11:37 AM PST on Tuesday, January 16, 2007

KGW.com, NWCN.com and Wire Reports

PORTLAND - A cold snap brought a blanket of snow, rain, sleet and freezing rain to the Portland and Vancouver Metro areas Tuesday morning, literally and figuratively freezing roads and traffic during the morning commute and cancelling classes at many schools.
Roads were so icy that ODOT required all vehicles in the Portland Metro area to use chains or traction devices on highways until further notice.

Jacknifed semi-trucks were scattered along highways, including some blocking traffic on Interstate-205 northbound in Clackamas and Interstate-5 southbound near the Main Street exit in Vancouver.

Police warned that they would only be responding to injuries, so people involved in fender benders or spin-outs would need to call for their own help from tow trucks, due to the large number of accidents Tuesday morning involving everything from cars and semi-trucks to TriMet and school buses.

Check out this video from King5.com
In Portland, Or.

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