My front yard tree all frozen.
This was the most snow we have ever seen in Oregon
in the thirty years we have lived here!
And it just kept coming!!
Look close this icicle comes off the roof and is frozen
all the way to the ground.
The Video below shows the inch of Ice we got between snow storms. We got another foot of snow on top of this ice layer.
These were the worst driving conditions we have ever seen! Gail and I grew up in Utah and we are used to driving in snow. But Utah uses snow plows and they are ready for this much snow. Oregon does not have snow plows and our roads were extremely dangerous. Some people did not go out for almost two weeks. Gail had to be picked up for work up by a guy at his work, who had chains and a big truck. This good man took Gail to get some chains for our car. We still could not get out of our neighborhood even with chains, because the snow was deeper than our wheels. We had to wait a few days untill more huge four wheelers with chains drove on our road. We finally could get out with our chains and we took a neighbor that lived up the hill from us to the store. She still could not get out of her street and needed food. I AM SO GLAD THIS HAS ALL MELTED! And it was only today Dec.28 that it was all gone off the roads. Thank goodness it has rained the last two days- that really helped to get rid of it!