Thursday, December 22, 2005

News: Bloody snowstorms and killer traffic

This is yet another bitching post about the snow... only that this time, it's backed up with headlines on the news.

OK, note the news date: December 5th. But I swear, yesterday was just as bad if not worse!
Yesterday, it seems that our Jeollanam-do (전라남도) province got hit by sudden snowstorms again. In Suncheon (순천), we had probably 6 inches of snow in the few hours that the blizzards came down on us. It took me almost 4 hours over 35km to get home from work, which I normally do in 30 minutes.

Some of the highlights going home:
  • Site was closed down by 4pm, and all work stopped.
  • Highways were closed, and all trunk roads were clogged. Many cars and trucks were not able to climb even the slightest slopes due to the icy surface.
  • Policemen called in for last minute relief efforts, and overtime duty to spread salt & dirt on the roads.
  • Abandoned cars and trucks all over the side of roads. Many people walked home instead.
  • I gave up giving hot stranded Korean chicks (Evil grin) a ride, and instead did two blokes going my way the favor.
    *Sorry mum, no grandchildren for you in the horizon. I'm too honest for my own good.
  • Almost missed the Christmas dinner in Suncheon at Outback. Thanks for waiting up guys!
Driving to work this morning was OK, because I started earlier than usual. But I am so NOT looking forward to driving home again today!


At December 22, 2005 2:47 PM, Anonymous Laynie said...

Just walk, dude. Just walk. Would take as much time. Probably warmer. No need to buy gas.

At December 23, 2005 8:56 AM, Blogger Kurios1978 said...

Laynie: A bit far lah ~ 35km, somemore -5 deg Celcius... I think I'll just ski :P


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