Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Snow that Ate Seattle

This was my car on Saturday, after Friday night's snow, and before Saturday night's additional six inches.

Snowed-in Toastmobile
This will be one of the most memorable Christmases most folks around here will ever have, thanks to practically shutting down the entire northwest. Holiday parties, last minute shopping, even work: all scuttled by a record-breaking pileup of snow. And those of us who live here are bracing for more snow on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Holy hanging hayrides!
In a city woefully underprepared for such an onslaught (mainly since it rarely happens here), tempers and supplies are in short, um, supply. Many gas stations are closed. If this keeps up much longer, it might turn into the Buffalo, New York version of Mad Max.

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