Unanticipated icy conditions on even major roads have extended rush hour backups and delays north and northeast of Baltimore Friday evening.
That’s the understatement of the year. I left work in Hunt Valley at 5:45p. I pulled into my drive (a little ways over the PA line) at just before 8p. My commute normally takes about 20-25 minutes.
I spent a lot of the drive home in 4×4 with two wheels over on the (grass) shoulder of the road. I still slid all over the place. You could have four wheel drive or 8 wheel drive…. doesn’t matter. Ice is ice. Lots of people sliding off the road or stuck at the bottom of hills.
I actually tried to help someone at first… but she freaked out and started screaming at me when i approached her car. Learning once again the lesson that no good deed goes unpunished, I returned to my Jeep and concentrated on getting my now selfish ass home.
I saw my first (and last) SHA salt truck at 7:20p on Old York Road. This thing obviously caught everyone off guard.
And I just drove home on I-83 through a snowstorm. A pretty good one.
What hell is that about?