And the roads were not at all prepared.
With no DOT sand/salt/plow trucks in sight, the roads became packed glare ice rather quickly. Which then translated to the mess seen in the picture above.
Slow commutes. Accidents. Spin outs. You name it, it was a royal goatfuck this morning.
I’m remarkably lucky as my morning commute is like 3.5 miles and I take side streets along the edge of downtown. I made it to work in 15 minutes. It took others in my office close to 2 hours.
And the best part? The second round of snow starts hitting at (you guessed it) 3 pm, with it intensifying through 5 pm. Another 4-6″ are expected.
Here’s hoping my commute home will go just as smoothly.
Oh, and my new car? Handles like a fucking champ with that all wheel drive.