That living all your life in Appalachia, one would know just a little bit about driving in winter weather.
But I could be wrong.
It was almost funny when you think about it. Tonight about six of us gravitated to the firehouse just to hang out. Drink coffee, watch movies in the TV room and shoot the shit. It wasn't planned, we all just showed up separately for the same reason. We've been having a round of wintry weather with temperatures in the teens, snow and freezing rain all day. We all decided by ourselves just to come into the station because we just knew some dumbass would wreck his car tonight. If nothing happened we'd just spend the evening watching movies.
We didn't get to watch a movie tonight.
Ranger Tom's short list of things to remember when driving in winter conditions:
1) You CANNOT drive 20 miles over the speed limit on wet, snow covered roads, especially if the said road is a two-lane winding backroad black top.
2) Slamming on your brakes WILL NOT help.
3) sixty year-old walnut trees DO NOT move, even a little.
4) The majority of cars manufactured in the United States after 1972 are mostly plastic.
I hope this helps!
Copyright 2005 Thomas J Wolfenden