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inge November 13th, 2014 5:34pm

Because of the "rain", it took me two hours to commute 18 miles. Do people in your area shut down your freeways (highways) by not knowing how to drive in bad weather?

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ProfDG I Want Truth
11/14/14 7:10 pm

It's hilarious when a big rain storm hits Phoenix. News crews are out covering the rain! It's a big event! :)

alynn Somewhere wonderful
11/13/14 6:36 pm

Yes. We're used to driving in at least a bit of snow, but most people who live in the DC area are not from here. Most people are from other regions of the country or other countries entirely. Many panic in the snow or ice.

presrvd Phoenix
11/13/14 6:17 pm

I don't know how all those AZ votes are 'no'. The freeway drops 10mph instantaneously upon 4 raindrops hitting a windshield. It worsens exponentially as the weather worsens.

elusive Sactown
11/13/14 2:00 pm

Ugh I feel ya i5 was a joke today.

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inge MIA
11/13/14 3:05 pm

I avoided 5 and took 99. Bad idea but there was really no way to escape it.

elusive Sactown
11/13/14 3:32 pm

Yeah my phone rerouted me up 80 luckily so I avoided the majority of it. it took my coworker over an hour and she took 5. I started to wait in line for access but opted against it.

Odysseus We All Need A Fantasy
11/13/14 1:51 pm

Up here, sometimes Mother Nature just wins by a "knockout"!

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
11/13/14 1:25 pm

Oregon coast! No way. Now if we ever get snow that's a different story.

nnifer Alpha Quadrant
11/13/14 12:41 pm

When it rains, snows, hurricane, volcanoes: it really doesn't matter. We just drive faster.

Us New Yorkers, we got places to be.

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chickencookie It really is
11/13/14 1:00 pm

You got that right! Now get out of my way.

nnifer Alpha Quadrant
11/13/14 1:07 pm

I have an older Ford F-350 diesel I drive in the snow. Everyone better get out of my way. That thing has too much weight to stop easily. I'm in the mid-Hudson valley and I commute to Connecticut

stickman46 NJ
11/13/14 1:10 pm

Dodge Ram 1500 magnum V8

jvberg Winter has Come
11/13/14 12:20 pm

Not unless it truly is a complete shit storm outside nope, the first snow is typically pretty bad but after that it's good

chickencookie It really is
11/13/14 12:07 pm

Also when it gets darker earlier. You would think they are driving in a foreign country.

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nnifer Alpha Quadrant
11/13/14 12:37 pm

So all the New Jersey driver jokes are accurate? I knew it.

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
11/13/14 11:48 am

Not down here, unless it's REALLY pouring. Back in CT though, people were such scaredycats. Any type of precip and it was brake city.

stickman46 NJ
11/13/14 11:41 am

Yes, NJ is filled with poor drivers.

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chickencookie It really is
11/13/14 12:05 pm

I thought I saw you on the road.

stickman46 NJ
11/13/14 12:57 pm

;) yes and please stop flipping the bird at me.

fredd TrumpLand
11/13/14 11:17 am

The first rain after a dry period is actually dangerous. The roads haven't been washed clean for awhile, when they first become moist it's surprisingly greasy.

Plus some of the road surfaces are more unsuited to the wet than others.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/13/14 10:57 am

It's ridiculous. We'll go all summer without a drop of rain, as is normal here, then in October it will drizzle and every other car heads for the ditch. Two days of rain and we're used to it again. In April we have crashes because of "sun glare".

rons screw politicians
11/13/14 10:53 am

I was in Buffalo NY one year in a snow storm. They never noticed!

rons screw politicians
11/13/14 10:52 am

Us easterners don't know how to drive in a drought. We're even!

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j0p Pittsburgh
11/13/14 10:52 am

Yes.....rain or snow people drive like Sunday drivers 30 minute drive turns into 2 hours

inge MIA
11/13/14 10:49 am

Effing California drivers....

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bs75758 Michigan
11/13/14 10:47 am

Today was are first snow day. Also known as "I've forgotten how to drive" day.

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inge MIA
11/13/14 10:50 am

Thank God we dont get snow. The city would shut down completely.

WildRice With a side of sass
11/13/14 3:02 pm

And it completely baffles me bc it happens every effing year! The sky isn't falling...

bs75758 Michigan
11/13/14 3:46 pm

I know right. It's like people completely lose their senses.

Skyrim nobody
11/13/14 6:32 pm

It took some people over 2 hours to travel 10-20 miles to get to my college because we got a couple inches of snow. Lots of crashes already here. I can't believe it.

ShereKhan A very dark place.
11/13/14 8:11 pm

The sky is falling momma

dawl adulting
11/13/14 10:46 am

Yes. San Diego is better than LA so far though!

drunk ill be Bach
11/13/14 10:44 am

You get the occasional jackass. But for the most part, most people are pretty good at driving in snow around here. You have to be.

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EarlyBird Portland
11/13/14 10:39 am

Luckily the people here are use to rain and maintain a fair speed through it.

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Squidboy Snarkapottamus
11/13/14 11:25 am

Rain yes....but a million people living around Portland freaked out about a drop of snow today.

EarlyBird Portland
11/13/14 11:31 am

Haha.. really? I missed the snow!

susanr Colorado
11/13/14 10:36 am

I don't think it's much of an issue here, but in Cincinnati it certainly was. Even as a pedestrian I had to be more alert because of drivers doing more stupid things than usual.

TierasPet
11/13/14 10:35 am

Yes and it's very aggravating. Sorry about your commute.