The temperature in my area warmed up a little bit. And some snow fell earlier today. And the snow turned to ice as it came into contact with the highways.
I've had the scanner on this afternoon, listening to the police calls for my town and the surrounding area. I have heard the highways described as skating rinks. Several sections of freeway have had to be shut down due to crashes. During the first fifteen minutes of listening to the scanner there were reports of 6 crashes - either rear end collisions or vehicles sliding into the ditches.
Two big trucks slid off the road into the ditch. Another collided with a car.
As the afternoon progresses, it has gotten to the point where they can't keep up with all of the accidents, and are reporting them two and three at a time. There aren't enough tow trucks.
I called both my daughters who were at their jobs, just to tell them about the roads, in case they didn't know.
OK. I'm done with winter now. Spring can come most any time.
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