Friday, August 20, 2010

The scariest place in Seattle

A couple times per week I drive to crossfit. I used to take I5, but since you really never know what you're going to get with I5 traffic, now a days I take highway 99. I'm sure most of you know, but 99 is a double decker highway, with the north bound lanes on top of the south bound lanes. The south bound lanes sketch me out. Back in the day (1989?), when San Fran had a big earthquake a very similar highway collapsed, wreaking all kinds of havoc (as you can well imagine). I think it would be okay to be on the top part of a collapsing freeway, but underneath. Well, I supposed a picture is worth 1000 words.

Yeah, my point exactly.

Being under one of those collapsed sections would SUCK! And for the most part, I avoid going South.

But north bound, has its own terror, and this I have to experience on a weekly basis. The Battery Street Tunnel!!! Imagine being in the tunnel if an earthquake hit. And the worst part is that I'm usually driving in rush hour traffic. AND SOMETIMES I HAVE TO STOP IN THE TUNNEL. The thought makes me super claustrophobic. When I'm stopped in the tunnel (as I was yesterday) I start working on my escape route - how I would get Otto and I out safely. But, I think my chances may not be too great.

Don't stop in the tunnel!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I so remember this commute! it was super scary and took me bck to my days of living in San Fran when their old double decker folded in an earth quake- be careful 'Berta!