That traffic you might have experienced earlier might have been a direct result of the President’s visit to Oso. The Prez took a helicopter tour of the devastation to see the monstrosity for himself, and had this to say about it: [NBC]
“We’re not going anywhere, we’ll be there as long as it takes,” Obama said at firehouse in Oso, Wash. “While very few Americans had heard of Oso before this disaster struck, we’ve all been inspired by the incredible way the community has come together,” he added.
“We’re going to make sure we’re with you every step of the way,” Obama said.
You can see a video of the trip at the link.