PORTLAND, Ore. -- Snow keeping Portlanders stuck in traffic was the horror story of the December 29 storm.

KGW Traffic Reporter Michael Convery called it the worst commute he'd seen in 20 years.

About a third of respondents on the poll Wednesday reported a commute time of four hours or more Tuesday evening.

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At one point we had a 24-mile back up ... no doubt about it, Convery said.

Left work at 3:30 and look at me, I can't go any further, motorcyclist Leonard York said late Tuesday. I've put chains on many cars, I've pushed, it was person helping person. Here I am waiting for Triple A.

Mike Whipple was in a medical transport van that left SW4th and Stark around 4 p.m. and said it took more than two-and-a-half hours to make it to Barbur Boulevard.

Whipple said he got to his home in Aloha after 9 p.m., witnessing jack-knifed semis on the freeway and dozens of cars stopped at all angles, but no major damage or anyone hurt.

It was the nice things I saw, Whipple said. There were people going from car to car asking if people needed things, a cell phone, water ... I don't know who those people were but they were angels. It was an awesome show of Portland.

If you abandoned a vehicle that was since towed call (503) 283-5859.

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