Yesterday the D.C. area got hit with our biggest snowstorm of the season so far. We had what they were calling "Thunder Snow". It started sleeting around 3pm and full on downpour of snow by 4pm and the roads got bad fast.
My boss let me leave at 3 and Thank God she did because had I left later I could have been one of the many people that ended up with 4 or more hour commutes. Some people were stuck in their cars all night on the side of the road! It took one coworker who left later than I did around 5 hours to get home. People were abandoning their cars and the streets were gridlocked.
My normal 45 minute commute took me 2 hours which at the time was torture but hearing other people's stories I realize how lucky I was. It was a very scary drive and I was practically in tears at one point because the roads were so bad and it was getting hard to see. Thanks to baby Jesus I was finally able to get behind two trucks that were plowing the road and follow them most of the rest of my way home. I hate hate hate driving in snow.
I'm going in late today and I just hope the streets are in better condition than they were last night.