Originally Posted by Indeepcamo
Maddog I feel your pain, took me 2 1/2 hrs to get from downtown over to Washington square last night. I even hung out at my shop to let traffic lighten up. Could have got home a bit quicker but they closed West Burnside as I was headed up to it. That meant fun times on 26. Laughed my butt off at all the unprepared idiots spinning out and leaving their cars on the side of the road looked like a graveyard. I love 4WD
Yep, gotta love 4WD! I ended up on Burnside and just stuck it out...there were a LOT of cars stranded up there. And the ones that were moving were, for the most part, hilarious to watch. I almost got nailed a couple of times by folks trying to navigate Burnside with NO traction devices whatsoever!
26 is my normal route out to Hillsboro but that was pretty much a No Go. Just before I got to the I5/I405 ramp out of Lloyd District where I work, they closed that ramp. So I stayed on I5 North, figuring I would take the Hwy 30 Bypass out to the industrial area and take Cornelius Pass. That ramp was also closed. So, I went up to Jantzen Beach, got something to eat, then snaked my way back towards downtown on Interstate, which was pretty easy going.
I405 was closed at that point (I could see a line of cars on both decks of the Fremont Bridge...sitting still) so I went on to Broadway, thinking to go downtown and catch 26 at Jefferson. No go...
So I headed up Burnside and committed to stop flailing around for an empty route and stick with that direction.
Hindsight being 20/20, I could have headed over the West Hills on the side streets and come out at Sylvan but that didn't come to me until my 2nd hour stuck on Burnside...LMAO