Cranking Old Guy
Put some snow tires on and a big coat and lets see some post!
I'm glad you're OK. In Texas, ice on the ground means no one goes anywhere.We had some crazy snow last night. Not deep, but super slick. On the way home from dropping off my daughter, we were cruising uphill in a 35 zone when my traction completely gave out. My car just decided to veer right, then left. I got it straightened out quickly, but I only expect that sort of behavior when I'm doing something stupid.
Anyway, we decided to go look at a local mansion with its ten million lights. Going downhill, I decided to feather off a bit of speed, due to slowing traffic in front of us, and immediately started to slide. Dropped it into L and took my foot off the brake, and that kept us at a crawl. At this point, I wasn't sure how we would get home, as it's uphill to our house. Right then, Mr. Plow came by, dropping sand in the other direction. I figured I could turn around at the bottom of the hill, and take advantage of that extra traction to get back up. Well, we eventually got turned around, only to see a Suburban coming down the hill, sideways. All the traction in the world don't mean squat unless traffic in both directions has it. I ended up taking a side street totally out of the way, until I could find another cross street leading to my house that had been plowed/sanded.
I've driven in snow that came up to my car's bumper, but this was far worse than anything I've encountered so far. Like one of those videos of cars just sliding all over on ice. No thanks.