The prediction was for "flurries' and "no accumulation" when I biked to work this morning.
Around 6, when I was ready to leave, there was about 1 1/2" on the ground, and big flakes coming hard sideways, and no sign of a plow. If I'd had a protected cycle track or even MUP all the way home, I think I would have been happy to go, but the news was full of stories about fender benders and snarled traffic.
The street outside my office: (can you see the biker in the far distance (next to the 2nd car on the right?)
It seems like every first snow drivers have to remember what they learned last year about a) everything, including braking, happening slower in fresh snow and b) just because you can go (4WD) doesn't mean you can stop. A fender bender is one thing if you're in a steel cage, but I just wasn't brave enough to risk playing bumper cars. The bike lane outside my house:
I felt like a bit of a wimp though when I saw three bikes within 5 minutes of leaving my office, and a total of 10 bikes out and about in the snowy night. Still coming down as I write this: