Up here in the Seattle area, snow is a rare and magical thing. Because it happens so rarely, we as citizens of the Emerald City and her suburbs take it upon ourselves to completely freak out at the sight of snow. We turn into young children composed of equal parts excitement and astounding fear of the unknown. We close schools, abandon our cars on the sides of the road, and don’t show up for work. We do all of this under the pretense that these actions will keep us “safe” from the accidents snow causes commuters; but really it’s all a coverup that makes it so we can all play in the snow with reckless abandon and escape the responsibilities of every day life.
Over multiple days of snow, we wound up with about 6+inches total accumulation. It was all fun and games… until the ICE came during the night!
We had freezing rain drizzling down for about 18 hours straight during Wednesday late night through Thursday.
We opened Simon’s curtains on Thursday morning to find this:
The roads became insane and our beautiful trees look like they got hit by a ice-surged tornado. With snow being such a rarity, our trees are not too great at holding the vast weight of the ice that follows the snow. I haven't gotten my camera out and about to take pics of the wreckage but it is SO sad! There are broken trees EVERYWHERE. Not to mention nearly 300,000 people without power as a result of busted power lines. Next time we have snow, I sure hope we can skip the ice storm that directly follows!