Saturday, January 10, 2015

snow and ice

This is for my Australian friends who are in the middle of summer.  We are in the middle of winter and it's finally decided to arrive.  This is a picture of a 193 vehicle accident on a major highway that runs all across the bottom of the state of Michigan. Of those 193 vehicles, 76 are semi-trailer long haul trucks.  One was filled with 44,000 pounds of fireworks and they caught.  This accident happened at 9:30 a.m. on Friday and it's now 11:30 p.m. Saturday and the highway is still closed as the mess is still being cleaned up.  Icy roads and white out snows make treacherous partners.  Sorry to say one person lost their life. It could have been oh, so much worse.        Enjoy your summer! We can't wait!

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  1. The snow looks so beautiful, it is easy to forget how treacherous it can be

  2. Oh goodness gracious me! We're you there? I did see this on the news here but my knowledge of USA geography is non existent, I did not know it was so close to you. As you say it is quite incredible that there was not more tragedy. However it was a very sad day for the friends and family of the deceased. I am also in awe of how the emergency services manage to overcome these massive accidents and eventually the road is opened again. A lot of hard work by all involved no doubt. We in Australia have NO concept of the hazards you guys face on the roads......I mean we get flustered in a heavy rain storm here! Yep snow is great to visit and ski on but living in it is a whole other ball game.