We ate at P.F. Chang's in Bellevue yesterday afternoon to celebrate Vicki's niece Birthday. The drive down was uneventful. 20 minutes or so. Same as usual. I-405 had obviously been entirely cleared of snow earlier in the day.
One the way back home, around 8:30pm, we were greeted with a traffic warning sign indicating long delay on I-405. The car's navigation system also pointed at major slow downs/delays on I-5, so we decided to stay the course.
How bad could it be?… Well… We didn't get home until 2:30am. 6 long hours.
As we slowly crawled closer to the bottleneck, we saw dozens of cars stranded on the side of the road. It looks like someone decided to close the freeway in order to tow cars and let the snow plows/sanders do their thing.
It easily qualifies as the longest traffic jam either of us has ever been in.