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Yesterday we had a snowstorm in the Boston area, with 1-2 inch accumulation of snow per hour over several hours. Schools closed early, and everyone tried to get home earlier than normally. Myself included. I left work (at Kendall Square in Cambridge) around 2 pm. I got home in Southern New Hampshire (58 miles away) 6 hours and 45 minutes later. You do the math...

Traffic in Cambridge was in complete standstill, and it took me 3 and a half hours just to get out of Cambridge (that's about 9 miles). Scenery on the freeways that I took (Rt 2, I-95, Rt 3) was just like from one of those end-of-the-world-all-infrastructure-collapses movies, with the roads littered with abandoned cars. People abandoned their vehicles in the middle of the road on multi-lane freeways.

I think had I not learned to drive in Finland I probably would not have made it home.

We are expecting another storm starting Saturday night...

Posted by ora at 20:57


I didn't know you and I were nearly neighbors! Next Lisp meeting in Boston you'll have to come. :)

Posted by: Zach Beane at December 15, 2007 06:51 AM

I will. Did you get stuck in snow?

Posted by: Ora Lassila at December 15, 2007 08:09 AM

I live in southern Maine, and we didn't get as much snow. And we have fewer highways so it's easier to keep them cleared...

Posted by: Zach Beane at December 16, 2007 07:56 AM