Wednesday, December 11, 2013

SIGNS OF WINTER

Some times you're the windshield.

Some times you're the bug.

The top photo I borrowed from the internet.  I took the bottom photo half a block from our house.  Just to the left is a deep canal.  Before this morning's snow there were big tire tracks on both sides of the bent-over stop sign that went right to the canal's edge.   It appears this was literally a STOP sign.

8 comments:

Val said...

We've been having that issue around here since last week. I'll be driving along about 25 mph, all four tires gripping the ice-covered road, and I'll see a truck sitting down an embankment. Sometimes the nose is crushed into a tree. Sometimes they're sitting unmolested, just 30 feet down an embankment. I suppose some people don't adjust their driving to the conditions. Or there's not enough stop signs to go around.

Alica said...

Oh boy...rather a close encounter with a stop sign than a canal! Hope everyone was ok!

Joanne Noragon said...

Frightening. Better the stop sign than the water

Eileen Black said...

Val: Seems like drivers of large four-wheel drive trucks love how they can drive fast even on icy snow. The problem is nothing can stop on ice.

Joanne: This is an irrigation canal and it's empty this time of year. Still it is deep enough to eat a car.

joeh said...

Ouch!

Pam said...

I've never had to drive in those conditions here in Australia and don't ever intend to - seems so dangerous. Husband had to use snow chains when he worked in the snowfields interstate, but I'm a desert person myself and my encounters with snow have been brief - just enough to satisfy my curiosity. I did enjoy soft snowfalls in the States on a visit a long time ago - very much a novelty. Must be scary at times to see traffic struggle and people injured.

Terry and Linda said...

Thank heavens they didn't Go INTO the canal...........

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