January 17, 2007
Slippery when icy

I admit I stayed off the highways as I drove to work this morning, but I didn't find the roads to be particularly icy; if anything, they were just wet. Not everyone has the option of avoiding the freeways, of course, and that's probably part of the reason why I can count the coworkers on my floor with one hand (normally there'd be about 40 or so). HISD's closing likely helped convince some people to work from home as well.

So. Anybody else bother going to work today? At least I won't have to worry about interruptions.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on January 17, 2007 to Elsewhere in Houston

Since it was -9 when I drove to work yesterday morning (and a balmy 3 above today), my first impulse was to scoff in a superior fashion; but then I remembered (fondly) how Trinity shut down in 1985 with 13 inches of snow, and how all the cafeteria trays were commandeered from Mabee Hall for use as sleds, and I remembered that this kind of thing is rare down there... And besides, Minnesotans always drive crappily during the first snow of the season, until they remember how to do it.

So, be safe, y'all.

Posted by: CrispyShot on January 17, 2007 9:49 AM