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Relearning to Drive

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Well, it happened today. The 1st real snow fall hit today. We have had some flurries leading up to today. Mother Nature let us have it today. It started about 10am. By the time I left work at 4:30pm, there was probably a good 6 inches of wet snow on the ground. I put my jeep in 4x4 just to help with traction from taking off from a stop sign. It was really bad outside my work. The plows really hadn't been out yet. I had checked the road conditions before I left and decide to take the interstate instead of back roads. Uff dah. Visibility was bad before I got to the interstate. We weren't going speed limit in town. While entering the highway, I could see semis were going slow. Right as I get on, I see 3 cars in the ditch. How fast were we going peeps? I saw a truck coming sideways down a hill in town. The van in front of me decided going putt-putt speed was a good option and I agreed. The whole drive home I went between 30-40mph. I got behind some semis going slow. I don't argue with slow semis in this type of weather. I saw 8 cars easy in the ditch before I got halfway home. The closer to home, the better the roads were. I came into town early and drove through instead of taking the highway all the way. A drive that takes about 20 minutes took me 45 tonight. I called my son and told him to take it easy. Also to let me know when he got home. His drive was bad too. Looks like the snow has stopped. Let's get the plows out and clear off the roads. Every winter we all have to relearn how to drive. Snow flies every year in MN so we should be used to it. Just some people think they can go speed limit on ice and snow because they have 4x4. Doesn't help you stay on the road in slick conditions. If you get behind me and I am crawling along, you are welcome to getting to where you wanted to go safely.

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    I love the jerks that pass you and you say to them in your car go ahead and have fun!! Then you pass them in the ditch less than a mile away.. Was it worth it??
    97 days ago
    So glad you got home safe! I live in Northern Alberta so I hear you!
    97 days ago
    It's called the seasonal SLIP AND SLIDE RIDE!! If you REALLY want to WIN the PRIZE you MUST be on 95 (Runs FL to ME) and GO AS FAST as stupidity allows,, and it DOES allow it!!

    WOOHOO if you points taken OFF if you cause an accident, MORE points off if you hit any other vehicles, and you LOSE the GAME if you hurt/kill anyone. ANY fool can play.
    98 days ago
    Glad you made it safely. In east AR we seldom get snow but have a lot of ice and those that haven't lived through a winter with snow and ice are more dangerous than drunks with a dragster.
    98 days ago
  • KATIE5668
    The rule here is ...there is snow coming ..time to hit the ditches!!
    I am not as confident on snow and ice as I once was...since retiring I just stay home!
    Drive what you feel safe doing..bet you see some of the others waiting a tow out of a ditch!!
    98 days ago
    Nature can be a mother
    98 days ago
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