Portlands Crazy Weather This Week

The Autodesk Lake Oswego Oregon (Portland) office has been closed the past two days due to a rare snow storm named Decima that hit Wednesday December 14th, 2016.

The snow total was 1-3 inches and to many that may not seem like much snow, but understand we don’t normally get snow so the the transportation system and drivers are not ready or prepared. With all the hills and winding roads and some of the snow melting and then freezing to ice it got really bad in a hurry at evening commute time. It took me 3-1/2 hours to get home less than 5 miles and I seen many slide offs, accidents, and many just abandoned vehicles. Many drivers just didn’t know how to drive in the snow and would accelerate and spin tires or stomp on the brakes when trying to stop and then would just slide off the road. I couldn’t believe how many decided to try to drive a small car and then abandoned right in the lane of traffic trapping me and hundreds of other motorists. We had to move several vehicles to…

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