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It was a few minutes before five o’clock yesterday at work when we had a power outage. I was on the phone talking to my co-worker about prices when the last one we heard from each other was a scream. We were both surprised at the sudden void of light.

By the time this gets fixed, it will be time to go home, I figured. So I decided to go.

Looking at my watch – 5:02PM, I can catch the subway at 5:05PM and still make it to the Metrolink Express Train to San Bernardino! Yipee!

Delighted at the thought of it, I couldn’t sit still in the train. I was already thinking how surprised my family would be when they see me with still some daylight left.

But it didn’t last long. By the time, I saw the sign when I got onto the freeway and it read: BEAR VALLEY RD -70mins, I thought, Uh-oh something’s up!

I exited at Sierra Ave and went onto Glen Helen Parkway, parallel to the 15 fwy., then went back onto the I-15N.

This is what awaited me! A long line of traffic!

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Suddenly my feet were feeling hot, so I took my shoes off, and always keeping a pair of flip flops with me in the car, I put them on instead.

 

A little after the Kenwood exit…..

 

Look at the left.. something's happening definitely

Look at the left.. something’s happening definitely

 

I saw a couple of CHP (California Highway Patrol) cars on the shoulder and a couple of fire trucks as well.

Pretty soon after, traffic cleared until just before the Summit. Then it slowed again.

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Sigh…

There’s someone old and wise who once said, “Nothing cures the blues than a nice slice of cake.”

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