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Traffic from hell

Postby brutus87 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:27 pm

So, not sure how many of you saw (or lived through) the horrid traffic in the DC metro area last night due to snow, but yeah, o my fucking god.

I was stuck in traffic for 4.5 hours before i gave up, and went back to where I worked, having burnt through a half a tank of gas, and basically looping around the apartment complex around my workplace. My job, and every other fucking office building in the area, did not let people out nearly early enough to beat the rush, or the sudden onslaught of snow. And to top it all off, jackasses were just ditching their cars in the middle of the street! Not even trying to get the vehicles to the side of the road!!


The response teams couldn't swear the snow because they were stuck in traffic. Brilliant.

I ended up staying where I worked until after midnight last night, when a friend of mine and I piled into his car and went to his house 5 miles way, which at midnight, took over an hour (traffic had improved to normal rush hour clusterfuck at that point). We then had to shovel out a parking space.

So we ended up crashing around 2am, only to find out that our company expected us back, at work ,10 am the next day. I left work at 2pm to day and finished from home.


Snow + DC = fucking sucks.

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Re: Traffic from hell

Postby Bri » Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:30 pm

:hug:

I'd echo your pain... except for the minor detail that I didn't have to go in to work today and was able to work from home. *ducks bricks*

But I know exactly what you mean; I was out for a short while yesterday evening and I saw, in the space of a mile long trip between my apartment and my gym, three cars abandoned in the middle of the road. :o
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Re: Traffic from hell

Postby Andrea » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:08 pm

Holy freaking crap... ... ...
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Re: Traffic from hell

Postby brutus87 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:18 pm

@ Bri: I work in Tysons Corner, and there were about 7 cars abandoned on Jones Branch & Westpark Ave. After midnight when I went to my buddy's place, we took 123 into Oakton. That had another 10 or so. Most of which were still there when we drove back in the morning.

@Andrea: yup. That sums it up pretty good. Last night was The Worst Traffic Jam in the history of the Washington DC metro area. Some people were stuck in traffic for 10-11 hours last night, trying to get home, apparently
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Re: Traffic from hell

Postby Andrea » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:39 am

That is just.... Wow...
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Re: Traffic from hell

Postby Bri » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:43 am

And... it be snowing again.

Although there seems to be less slushy mess on the roads this time, if the people driving by on 395 outside of my windo are any indication.
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Re: Traffic from hell

Postby Andrea » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:32 am

Okay, I want snow, but this just sounds like a snow-covered, zombie apocalypse.
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Re: Traffic from hell

Postby Strange » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:24 am

Sounds like that sums it up pretty well.

Dang...I hope it slows down for you folks.
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Re: Traffic from hell

Postby Andrea » Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:46 pm

I want some of that snow!
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