What's worse than a winter of record snow? How about a week of freezing rain and ice.
I tried to drive to work yesterday even though my truck was covered in one-quarter inch of ice. I ran into a curb just outside my house because I couldn't stop. But instead of turning around and going home, I got on the Highway to drive to work. I could tell right away that was a big mistake.
I ended up sliding off the road just 10 miles outside of town. My truck actually slid into oncoming traffic and stopped on the opposite side of the road, right before I hit the snow drift. I'm very lucky that traffic was light and no cars were coming down the hill. But it was so icy on the shoulder of the road, I couldn't manuever myself out. My husband drove down to rescue me. He brought a bag of ice and a shovel, and he managed to get my truck off the ice. I'm still pretty shaken up about the whole experience.
When I got home, several large branches littered the ground. The branches broke under the weight of the ice.