to end our long weekend, we headed to my parents to have a bbq yesterday. we had barely gotten on the highway when it slowed right down. then all of a sudden, we were completely stopped, gridlocked. after a few minutes of absolutely no movement, i took to twitter to find a traffic update and for once it wasn't due to construction! turns out there was a poor baby deer on the highway and cops had been trying to get her for hours. finally a zoo vet came and was able to get the little one tranquilized and taken away safely. in the meantime, the bugger shut down the highway both ways for 3 hours!!
it looked like a scene out of a zombie movie when everyone is trying to leave the city. people were getting out of their cars, talking to one another, taking photos of a completely stopped highway. it was kind of eerie.
in the end, we ourselves were only delayed about 45 minutes, and the fact that the deer is safe is all that matters, really.