State Patrol nightmare
It’s been awfully nice weather this fall in Illinois, right up through yesterday. But today, (busiest travel day of the year,) what happens? Rather sub-optimal driving conditions, to say the least.
Howling winds across I-74, icy roads, and the usual cast of geniuses who think it’s a contest to see how far they can push the envelope in “bad-weather speeding.”
And here’s what we found “back in Normal:”
The trip from Normal, to Urbana, to Normal, was uneventful for us except for lots of interesting stuff to look at.
We saw one total genius whose Jeep had slid halfway down a steep embankment towards a creek. Someone was in the driver’s seat while two guys were trying to push the Jeep uphill… that is, they were standing downhill of it in the snow. Wonder if they thought for one second what would happen if they slipped and the Jeep started to slide back down the hill. Unfortunately no picture of that.
I sure do appreciate the State Patrol, ambulance, fire, tow-trucks, etc. who have to deal with days like this When they’d rather be home with their families. (pictures by one of my passengers except when car was not moving.)