When I left home for work today at around 3:30pm it was already snowing. Thr ground was frozen and we had minimal accumulation on the roadways as the cars passing by would either blow the powdery snow off or cause it to melt, which would then start to freeze forming a very light layer of ice.
After 30 minutes or so though the snow started really coming down, I had about 75 yards visibility so I stopped and turned on my rear blinkie just for the extra piece of mind since I had now left the MUP and was riding on the roadway (shoulder). Approaching a stoplight I started to slow down and noticed two people in different vehicles getting out of their cars, while stopped at the redlight. When I got closer I saw that one of them had slid into the other, hehe. Since I knew they weren't going anywhere I rode on around them and took my place in the front. 15 seconds later, BOOM! Another car approaching from behind the two stopped cars slid into the rear one, sending it forward a bit but not enough to push the lead car into me. Scared the hell out of me. After shaking off the freight I just looked back, smiled, and shook my head. The light turned green and I took off.
I must have seen 3 or 4 other incidents on my way to work. Well, I didn't see but one more happen but you know what is going on when two cars are pulled over to the side of the road and their drivers are out talking.
I get to work, chnage clothes, and go about my way.
At 7:00 we had out first break. I was hanging out with some of the guys and they started talking about their "problems" getting to work today. Talking about sliding around, near misses, and even a few of them had fender benders. Then one of them looked at me and said "I bet you had a hell of a time in all this **** didn't you?" I replied "not at all, the studded tires held up fine and I was able to take off from a stop quicker than the cars next to me. come to think of it, I didn't lose tracting once, maybe I should drive tomorrow just so I don't feel left out." I laughed and as I was walking back into my area one of them said "yeah, get out of here you smug *******." jokingly of course.
it's just one of those moments...