When winter weather hits, there are two types of people out there:
-Those who are prepared for it
-Those who aren’t
You could also classify those two groups as “those who know how to drive in the snow” and “those who inexplicably drive more dangerously in snowy/icy conditions.”
Travel across much of the country has been made difficult by weather a system of snow and ice that slowly moved across the lower 48 states.
Winter storm Heather really let the United States have it, and the cold temperatures that have stuck around (and are just now letting up) have kept roadways covered in snow and hard-packed ice.
When roads are covered with wintry precipitation, there are some basic rules and guidelines that you can follow to stay safe. First off, if you don’t have to get out, you don’t leave your house. And secondly, if you do have to go out, drive incredibly slow.
Or you can follow this legendary winter weather driving tip:
"If you rarely drive on snow, just pretend you're taking your grandma to church. There's a platter of biscuits & 2 gallons of sweet tea in glass jars in the back seat. She's wearing a new dress & holding a crock pot full of gravy."
3. Garbage Truck Goes Sliding Through Nashville Neighborhood
This is a classic example of “I don’t get paid enough for this.” Tennessee got hit hard with winter weather, and this garbage truck driver was just trying to help everyone out by continuing to pick up trash.
Doing so turned this Nashville suburban street into a certified slip n’ slide, and one that the large truck somehow managed to escape unscathed from:
You usually call emergency officials when you’re in need of help, so who do emergency officials call when they’re in trouble? This firetruck went spinning down a St. Louis, Missouri street, narrowly avoiding homes and cars as it lost control.
This just goes to show you that even the toughest of trucks sometimes can’t handle ice on inclines:
Dramatic video captured a firetruck spinning out of control down an ice-covered street in Imperial, Missouri, on Monday morning. pic.twitter.com/ZMnZ8JFEis
Finally, this one might be a bit of a cop-out, but in my opinion, it still deserves some time in the limelight. Did you have any packages that were delayed because of the weather? If you thought it was because the delivery drivers weren’t out in the snow, think again.
By the looks of this video, they were, and they were having the time of their lives doing donuts in empty parking lots: