Ugh! We're definitely having a white Christmas this year. There's no way all this snow and ice will leave that soon. Here's a picture of what our roads look like (and have looked like for some time). What you're seeing is solid ice (about 1/2 inch thick) with snow over it. The ice has holes in places making it a challenge to drive. Some people are driving like it's dry pavement. On the news they keep telling everyone to slow down but people don't seem to be getting the message. It's sure keeping the tow truck drivers busy towing people out who slide off the road. And that's not even including all the bad accidents that have occurred. North of us in Michigan, they had a 100 car and truck pile up on I-94. It was white out conditions and the roads were not in good shape. A snowplow turned over when plowing downtown on Monday. Two Marine reservists and two others in the car were killed on the Toll Road on Sunday when their car slid across the median into a lane of oncoming traffic and a semi.
Today our temps are rising a bit. They're predicting rain and freezing rain. We don't need any more ice. South of us they just finished restoring power to 100,000 homes that lost their electricity in an ice storm last week. You can see the forecast here on our local news weather page. It's depressing.
Stay warm, stay safe, and happy Christmas everyone!