Our usual 25 minute ride to work took an hour this morning because I—10 was closed to all traffic from the Alabama line all the way to Jefferson county (Jefferson is two counties away from our home). That’s roughly 275 miles of interstate off limits. Do you know what that means? All those cars and semi-trucks are diverted onto smaller roads. Behold.
Miles of tractor trailers are lined up along the side of the road. I see where many parts of the country are deep in snow but northern Florida doesn’t usually have to deal with icy roads and snow flurries.
This was a long commute today!
Driving on ice is dangerous for anyone, no matter where you live or whatever weather conditions you are used to. For southerners it’s a foreign concept. The first 20 years of my life I lived in Pennsylvania and Michigan and the cold didn’t bother me at all. But now? Wow, are my exiled bones acclimated to warmer conditions. Thought I would die, yes – DIE, walking the dog a few nights ago.
It was 27 F (-3 C) and the sky was puking ice pellets on us. The bird feeders were frozen shut, the ice is stacking on the driveway, the charcoal grill is iced over……….it gets cold here in the winter but this is record breaking.
Here is the kicker – it ought to warm up to 70 by the weekend but the temps will drop to freezing numbers again next week. So unpredictable. I sure will be happy to see sunshine and swat at a mosquito. In the meantime, stay safe and warm my friends!