Wednesday, February 08, 2017
California is going to need a LOT of money.
We are suppose to get another Yuuuuge storm tomorrow. And the weather guys are now saying that EVERYONE is on the table for flooding. I totes believe them. Before the end of the day tomorrow all the burbs could have significant access problems. Niles canyon will probably flood again. Santa Cruz - who knows what might come down on the hill. Altamont Pass is now gutting vehicles and is half closed. Traffic is going to be chaos. Everyone will have to take the major freeways.
I live in the burbs, but everyone who works in the burbs comes from even farther inland like Tracy. Before the storm - the stories I would hear about the Pass were mind bending. People would say that cars would just be lined up with flat tires. It has needed work for a very long time now. The hole above took out at least 15 tires this morning allegedly.
The winter this year is just crushing our roads which is funny because when I drove across the country two years ago I was amazed at how much worse our roads were. Even States with routine snow! Then all of a sudden this fall it seemed like California came up with some money and started resurfacing tons of roads and we all were relieved. Until now. Because the rain has disappeared all that work. The roads are worse than ever. A couple of days ago there was a major backup on a freeway and I'm pretty sure they were just rolling hot patching the road. I never saw an accident.
The winter had been so rough this year that I'm shocked that people haven't started blaming the weather for anything. The ground is too wet for construction. Part of that oil inventory build might be due to that that. I mean, we all have pools now! Well, that's maybe a little dramatic. But still.