It seems like it's an annual event for Oregon to have some kind of major storm sometime between Thanksgiving and MLK Day that wreaks all kinds of havoc for the traveling public, and therefore, ODOT. The storm usually comes in the form of snow, ice, wind, rain or mudslides. In the case of last year, we got all of the above, with the addition of falling trees that shut down huge segments of the highway.
I drew this cartoon last year after things settled down a bit -- because I knew a plague of locusts was just around the corner!
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