I said before that I'd post an update when I got home, and an update I shall post!
We in central NJ are getting blasted with snow right now. I just got home from work, which is normally a 40 minute drive. It took me 2 hours and 20 minutes today. I was so bored I was almost falling asleep sitting in traffic. Lets recap from the beginning.
This is what our lot at work looked like when I went out for lunch at 11am. Wasn't to bad, roads were just barely covered.
Around 1pm I see DOODON2WHLS post this traffic map, which pretty much shows that every road in New Jersey is at "you're fucked" levels of traffic. So I finish up some things for the day and leave a half hour early.
1:30, I take two steps outside and immediately go "ah shit!" as my shoe sinks through the snow. Wow did it get deep in just a few hours
My drive starts out okay, not many cars on the road. I'm going up the left lane while almost everyone hangs to the right.
No I spoke to soon... Traffic... Also, who the hell decides to drive a RV in a blizzard?
I finally make it to the garden state parkway (exit 117 for you locals, and I had to make it to 440).
Southbound traffic was gridlock the entire time, but northbound was smooth sailing in the express side. Local side had cars but was still moving.
I took 440 to 513, and this is where I sat in traffic basically until I got home.
I caught this guy in a 92-96 F150 blasting up an unpaved road by the army reserve base
513, route 1, and route 18 were all packed.
This didn't help the situation any. I am not sure what happened, but the guy in the truck was putting chains on the solara to get it out of the road.
I cut though an empty strip mall and took some industrial roads to get away from route 18. Apparently I wasn't the only one who decided to leave work early, and I'm sure its going to suck all through the night. To all you tri-state opponauts, stay safe out there.
Here is my street as of a half hour ago, I'll go clear the walks when it slows down.