Interesting ride home this afternoon

Spring weather-gotta love it!!  This morning the weather forecast called for sleet changing to rain for the day and rain ending in the morning.  Well folks, they got it wrong again! It started pouring down snow sometime around 2:00, I think (no windows in my office).  At 3:45 I thought I had better get home ( I get off at 4:00 each day) and by the time I closed down the computer, cleared off my desk, locked up the files and got my coat on it was 4:00.  My drive home usually takes 40-45 minutes depending on traffic.  This afternoon it took one hour and 35 minutes and here’s what my drive home looked like, no words or captions needed and a 10 mph -15 mph ride home:

What I found in the parking lot after leaving work.

What I found in the parking lot after leaving work.

Most of the vehicles had at least two inches on them.

Most of the vehicles had at least two inches on them.

Half block from my parking lot.

Half block from my parking lot.

Pouring down snow and can't keep the windshield clear.

Pouring down snow and can’t keep the windshield clear.

Traffic is at a stand still on Prices Fork Rd one block from the office.  Took me 18 minutes to get one block.

Traffic is at a stand still on Prices Fork Rd one block from the office. Took me 18 minutes to get one block.

Creeping to the second stop light and traffic is backed up. and I have to get gas before I can head home.

Creeping up a side steet to get to Delimart-I have to get gas before I can head home.

NOw, I'm back on Prices Fork heading for my exit to home.  I't's 4:30.

NOw, I’m back on Prices Fork heading for my exit to home. I’t’s 4:30.

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On 460 headed to Newport.

Newport and headed to Craig County!

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My driveway and the big red barn are in sight!!

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I sure am glad I made it without any mishaps and the snow is still pouring.  It sure is great to be home!!!!!!!!!!!

7 responses to “Interesting ride home this afternoon

  1. I sure hope we don’t have that here!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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    • I know that no one around here wants it again but it’s almost impossible to got through April and May without snow but usually not 8″. That’s what got before it was done last night and then it warmed up during the night and we had about 2″ left this mroning.

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  2. UGH!!!!!!
    The Adventures of Fuzzy and Boomer on Friday — Setting Up Pipe

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  3. Crazy stuff, I know your drive so I’m happy you made it home safely!

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  4. This is definitely the winter that doesn’t want to leave. Snow in Virginia and snow in England. It makes it hard to complain if we get some in New Brunswick, Canada! I’m glad you got home safely.

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    • Thanks Jane. Everyone seems so surprised by the snow today and in April but we always have several snows in April and early May. We even had a couple inches in June about four years ago. I’m not sure why everyone is having such a bad winter. Mother Nature knows it’s too early for garden and shorts 😉

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