January 25th, 2019

Fernley

People Never Learn

A few days ago, after the day of snow (that didn't stick), we had some pretty cold temperatures overnight. Result: icy roads. I could hear the consequences over the radio scanner.

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I wasn't there — my house is a block away from Main Street and I can't see it from the house on account of other buildings are in the way — but I assume from what we had at our place that there was a bunch of ice on the streets and that people lost control accordingly. Even at the low speeds on Main Street, you can still lose traction.

Fernley is in a desert, but it's one that gets some snow and rain and cold weather. Why don't people realize you can't drive the same on icy roads as you do on a hot summer day?