Well - Seattle known for tons of rain, this year it'll be known for the winter from hell. If you have ever been here or driven in the metro area, then you will understand. The city and surrounding areas are dead to travel, icy overpasses, more than a few hills, as well as stupid concrete roadways all contribute. It's been almost a week, we can't drive anywhere. We live up on a huge hill and there is no chance get down and more importantly the ability to get back home. So we are stuck, I cannot believe this situation, being from Russia if this happened there our whole country would die! In Russia it's normal to have ice and snow every winter, just put your winter tires and go, go, go! If every winter from now on gets worse, I cannot see how cities like this will cope, let alone manage them to any degree.