8 Hours of Slipping, Sliding, and Looking at Crashes

Posted: February 21, 2015 in Articles
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Today, despite what we saw happening with the weather outside, and all the predictions, my dad and I decided to go to Philadelphia, as we often do on weekends. We thought that since the weathermen are usually wrong, it wouldn’t be as bad as they were saying. We decided to go on and see how the roads were.

We found that they were pretty bad, but we went anyway, and we did see some nice things, and it did take us a while.

First of all, our average speed was about 30 miles per hour, and we rarely got over 40, though at one point we were going 50 (very briefly). We saw a lot of stuck cars, cars that had pulled over, and also a lot of accidents. In general, they weren’t too bad, but we saw one car on fire and couldn’t tell if the people were all right.

Maryland cleans their roads well (one of the things for which taxpayers are grateful in that God-forsaken state), but we noticed that when we entered Pennsylvania, even the major highway I-95 looked unplowed. That was really surprising since the snow was about 4 inches deep on the road, but we have noticed in the past that Pennsylvania is never in too much of a hurry to clean their roads.

You may be wondering how long our normal 2 and a half hour drive took us.

It took 8 hours in all. Yep. Even though it was an eventful drive, I dread getting into the car again. And, of course, it snowed a foot in Maryland, and I wasn’t there. :/

Comments
  1. Cynthia says:

    We got another foot of snow last night too and the roads were treacherous. Even a lot if the SUV’s were sliding

    • You have had it way worse than us this winter up where you live. SUV’s sliding? You don’t say lol. The people driving SUV’s around here go way too fast in the snow/ice. They drive way too close to others and get impatient with slow drivers making the roads even more dangerous. We don’t feel too badly for them when we see an SUV which has slid off the road. Take them down a few notches….

  2. Sounds like a good time to stay off the road if it wasn’t already too late.

  3. M E Cheshier says:

    Yikes! Stay safe!

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