Wednesday, February 18, 2015

An Inch Of Snow And Wrecks Everywhere?

     Not exactly-- It snowed last night.  It had snowed Monday and night before last, just enough to for traffic on the main roads to melt it.  The city put salt down, but a lot of it must have been carried to the gutters as the snow melted.

     Last night, the more-traveled streets were wet.  Overnight, the temperature dropped, traffic fell off and then we got more snow: as rush hour began, there was an inch of snow over black ice.

     Madcap hijinks have ensued, by which I mean wrecks, some of them very bad.  Be careful out there.


Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Thanks for the black ice warning. I so advised the lady of the house before she took off for her dental torture, er, appointment.

LCB said...

Salt stops working at 19 or so degrees. We (Great Miami R. valley in Ohio) got less than 2 inches last night and the roads were awful this morning. Took me twice as long to get to work this morning.

FrankC said...

Salt without grit. Tut tut!

waepnedmann said...

A limited-slip differential provided a spincter-tightening, full 360 degree experience on a patch of black ice on a straight stretch of road in North Idaho a number of years ago.
Weigh the cost of studded tires versus vehicle repair and medical bills.