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And that’s somewhat unusual around here. I live in a midrise apartment building adjacent to an elevated freeway.

Rain, snow and sleet were forecast for last night and today. No snow, but definitely rain and ICE. This being SE Texas, people (and government agencies apparently) do NOT know how to deal with this. TXDOT is definitely better than they used to be at this. They finally stopped using sand as an ice deterrent, Sand does NO good for traction.

The newsies are having a field day with this crap. For folk up north, I’m sure this would be somewhat of a comedy, but around here it really pretty dangerous. Still below freezing and the temperature is not likely to get too far above freezing today.

At any rate the freeway here is not shut down, but traffic has been decreased by about 95%. Hence the quiet.

Cold and quiet. I like it.

If you ain’t gotta drive anywhere around here, do yourself and everyone else a favor... DON’T.

Glad I went to the grocery store last night.

Happy to be hangin’ at home...

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phoenixisrisen
Feb. 4th, 2011 03:59 pm (UTC)
We get a "delayed start" but still have to work. I'm just hoping my crappy steps have thawed by the time I leave.. if I fall and bust my tail, I will be highly annoyed...
texasts
Feb. 4th, 2011 04:11 pm (UTC)
Got salt?
phoenixisrisen
Feb. 4th, 2011 04:43 pm (UTC)
Only a salt shaker, darnit.
I was thinking about that.. wondering if that would be enough..
texasts
Feb. 4th, 2011 05:54 pm (UTC)
Might be. Buuuuut if you do it be sure to wipe yer feet pretty well before you head into the house. It'll fuck yer carpet up pretty good.
phoenixisrisen
Feb. 4th, 2011 06:15 pm (UTC)
greeeat.
wonder where my yaktrax are?

prolly in Houston. dangit.
Sigh.
texasts
Feb. 4th, 2011 06:42 pm (UTC)
Well think about it. Salt. Carpet. Ground in...

Asking for trouble there...N'est pa?
ellierachael
Feb. 4th, 2011 04:03 pm (UTC)
Sounds like your authorities there are about as adept at dealing with the ice and snow as the UK is!
texasts
Feb. 4th, 2011 04:11 pm (UTC)
Heh. Probably not.
belleaire
Feb. 5th, 2011 04:28 pm (UTC)
The ice is pretty unusual in Houston, isn't it? God knows, nobody can drive on it, especially the Other Guy. I'm glad you didn't have to get out in it.
texasts
Feb. 5th, 2011 04:56 pm (UTC)
Heh. Me too.

Over 600 (I think that was the number) accidents around town because of the ice. And stupidity mostly, I'm sure.
elvenforever
Feb. 6th, 2011 03:35 am (UTC)
Enjoy the silence and happy staying OFF the roads! :)
kabuldur
Feb. 6th, 2011 10:50 am (UTC)
Enjoy your quiet day!
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