Thursday, December 16, 2010

Just a Coating

See this picture? Just a little bit of snow, right? No problem, right? No, you're wrong. It brought a TON of problems to this area for the rush hour! I know all you folks who are counting the snow in feet are probably chuckling at our little half inch. Well let me tell you: It started snowing late in the afternoon with a rather wet, not powdery, kind of snow which immediately froze on the very cold surface due to the low temps of the past few days. This combination turned out to be murderous for the commuters coming home from work, AND my poor husband trying to get to Neesie's place of work to pick her up. He left a half hour early and was at least a half hour late getting her. A long story, but she and he and I were back and forth on the phone his entire ride. THEN, they had to come home, which took twice the normal time. In some instances, it was taking people an hour to go one mile. Sometimes, going 15 miles per hour was too fast. Five to ten mph was safest.

Unbelievable! The road crews hadn't prepared for this unexpected turn of events, I guess. If it had started earlier in the day as forecast perhaps it wouldn't have frozen so solid, or if it had snowed more than a coating perhaps there would have been some "crunch" for the tire wheels, but wow, this was unreal.

Well, thanks to the Lord, my folks made it safely home without an accident. Unfortunately, there were many who did not make out so well.

So, guys, I think I'd rather have your two or three feet. No I don't mean that.

Just reporting in.


Cathy said...

Oh, my, I'm glad they made it safely home, Maxine. I surely don't like that dangerous driving in the frozen weather. We were supposed to have some wintry weather, but it was not bad today. Wonder what will happen tonight.

Susan said...

Those "ice" storms are what we have a lot of here in Oklahoma and why our schools so often close down. I know exactly what you are speaking of. Thanksfully we have had no snow or ice so far this year. Last Christmas Eve we had a recording breaking 8" and everyone's, including our, Christmas eve celebrations were cancelled.

Glad you and yours were all safe and unharmed.

David C Brown said...

"For he saith to the snow, Fall on the earth!"; all in His hand!

LisaShaw said...

I'm glad everyone was safe! Blessings dear one!

Laurie said...

I am so thankful that your family got home safe and I pray the roads are better now, Maxine!

Dena E's Blog said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow...Wow another specail read here... Thanks for sharing Sweetie..May our Sweet LORD cover You with blessings while you seek Him in this, His beautiful season.
Isn't it magnificent knowing He is the Reason for every Season......Hugs Dena