Saturday, December 19, 2009

Pushing cars in the snow

This was what we experienced coming home from our date last night. We didn't think the snow was going to be that bad so early in the evening. We also did not expect that so few roads would have been plowed or even salted, not even I-64! This is what happens when you live in a place that does not get much snow at all. We luckily made it home safely with no incidents. I was impressed with Chuck's knowledge of how to control a car in snowy weather.

We saw a woman in a car alone, struggling to get her little Mercedes sports car up a hill. My wonderful husband all of sudden stops and jumps out to push her car up the hill. This pic is my view from our van waiting. The pickup truck to the side came around our van, stopped and 2 guys jumped out to help Chuck push the car. I think those guys were purely out on the roads to help push cars out of the snow. I watched them go from one stuck car to another - yes there were that many. It was nuts. Chuck pushed her up the hill and to the next exit, probably about 1/4 mile. I then had to drive our van up the hill to the exit. I was so nervous, said a prayer, and made it.

There also was a large hill that a few cars could not get up. Traffic was backing up quite far. Chuck was able to use his phone map to go through a neighborhood to get around the cars and to the top of the hill. Taking a shortcut through less traveled roads was a bit nerve-racking, but it was a great idea. Otherwise, we would have been stuck in the line waiting, probably for hours, for our "turn" to try to go up the snowy hill.

Oh yeah, did I mention that Charly was screaming in the backseat half the time? I'm glad to be stuck in the house for a few days. I don't need to get in a car on slick roads for a long time. My nerves couldn't handle it.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, Ashley, Sarah told me you guys had a crazy time out there that night, but hearing you tell about it just sounds awful! I'm glad you guys were alright! We didn't really leave for 2.5 days. Glad you were safe! Let me know next time you want to go out, let me know and we can do a swap!