This is the kind of snow that shuts down a city. Well, it at least shuts down Portland, OR. Yesterday all of the school districts in the Portland metro area were closed. About half of the people I work with didn't make it to the office. My drive is usually about 45 minutes, but since there was no traffic, no snow, and no ice on the roads I got to work in about 20 minutes. It was a fantastic commute.