Thursday, January 27, 2011

Every Car for Itself

The nexus of snow and rush hour turned out to be a really bad thing, as predicted here.  Anarchy prevailed in Montgomery County
By 1:30 a.m., gridlock had turned into traffic anarchy on Colesville Road in Silver Spring. Just past Sligo, before Four Corners, frustrated bumper-to-bumper northbound drivers decided to take over the southbound lane as they attempted to climb the hill.

Except cars were still coming southbound, and snow removal trucks, too. On both sides, vehicles were stuck, including an 18-wheeler flatbed truck.
-- The Washington Post

Also, any time a post contains the phrases "rush hour" and "1:30 am", you know there's trouble.