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Snowy Nuttiness

by KevinFreitas
on 12/17/2008 @ 6:01am
Wind is gusting outside and a dust of snow is blowing around my neighborhood. Headed up the mountain to snowboard soon but drop any weather, road, or sledding related blips here.

by jenyum on 12/17/2008 @ 7:50am
No school all over the South Sound! We'll probably walk down to UPS with a saucer later and slide down into the lacrosse fields.

by intacoma on 12/17/2008 @ 8:55am
no school but there is still work

by Altered Chords on 12/17/2008 @ 11:16am
Woodinville appointment rescheduled but downtown Seattle appointment is still on. He says it didn't even snow there yet.

It snowed plenty in the Lincoln district last night.

by jenyum on 12/17/2008 @ 11:50am
It's snowing like crazy here near UPS and has been for a while, but it seems to be a little too warm to stick.

by fredo on 12/17/2008 @ 7:27pm
Schools close because some administrator was afraid someone might slip on a quarter inch of slush. No wonder kids turn out to be such panty wastes.

by KevinFreitas on 12/18/2008 @ 6:49am
About an inch out at my place and 31.5 degrees near Proctor this morning. Tacoma School District is running 2 hours late this morning. Looks like the freeways are pretty smooth sailing.

by KevinFreitas on 12/18/2008 @ 8:29am
The snow falling was sticking to 30th and Dock Street but didn't present any problems if you keep it slow. Schuster was pretty much just wet.

by NineInchNachos on 12/18/2008 @ 12:58pm
My wife is nervous about driving to hanan party... can we get a road report ?

by jenyum on 12/18/2008 @ 2:06pm
schools will be busing elementary kids home early, but not in a particularly organized fashion (No time frame on that) Not Good! I can pick mine up on foot, fortunately.

by KevinFreitas on 12/18/2008 @ 2:09pm
@NIN: Drove to lunch up the Delin hill and had no problems. That and Jefferson were just wet and sandy.

by amocat on 12/18/2008 @ 2:09pm
North Slope is a mess. Can't speak for downtown though.

by jenyum on 12/18/2008 @ 2:21pm
we went to a movie in lakewood and it was snowing heavily there and in Central Tacoma, but not in between. Roads are very slick here in the 6th Ave area.

by scout on 12/18/2008 @ 2:42pm
Don't wimp out RR - I just drove to Fircrest and back!

by KevinFreitas on 12/18/2008 @ 3:15pm
Saw someone on Facebook mentioned that Pearl is an ice rink.

by jenyum on 12/18/2008 @ 3:15pm
Looks terrible out there. Worst timing for the school busses. Suiting up and going out, wish me luck!

by KevinFreitas on 12/18/2008 @ 3:52pm
Good luck! (hope you're back by now)

by Erik on 12/18/2008 @ 3:52pm
My wife is nervous about driving to hanan party... can we get a road report ?

The roads downtown are completely clear.

by jenyum on 12/18/2008 @ 6:59pm
KOMO reports big traffic messes on I-5 South of Lakewood. Don't go that way tonight unless you have to.

by Dave_L on 12/19/2008 @ 12:32am
Downtown Tacoma is mostly fine, but north was terrible, and like jenyum was saying, I-5 was a mess - it took someone I know four hours to inch back to Tacoma from Olympia tonight. Driving around town seemed O.K. late tonight, even on the major hill streets. Residential areas are all across the board. We'll see how things freeze up overnight.

by KevinFreitas on 12/19/2008 @ 6:50am
Anyone been out yet this morning. Temps are well below freezing. Cheers to the Tacoma road crews though 'cause most of our minor and major arteries have flowed pretty smoothly during all this weather.

by KevinFreitas on 12/19/2008 @ 7:34am
From the TacomaArt listserv:

Due to the icy conditions, the Museum of Glass will be closed today, Friday, December 19.

We plan to reopen at 10 am tomorrow morning. Please check for updates.

by Dave_L on 12/19/2008 @ 11:42am
This morning driving in Tacoma was a piece of cake. River Road to Puyallup, which as a blizzard and icy last night, still wasn't that great. The revised on-ramp from Meridian to 410 was a sheet of ice with multiple fender-benders. Barely missed a sideways car myself. Looks sunny enough to break out the chalk right now.

by KevinFreitas on 12/19/2008 @ 11:44am
Snow Off: Episode 1? ;)