For someone that grew up in NY, PA, and OH, I now live in Southeastern Tennessee, the mix of freezing rain and icy snow mixture that froze over last night, it was one of the most treacherous driving experiences I had today trying to get to work. Backing out of my driveway, going about 3 MPH, I barely tapped the brakes and slid back an additional 12 feet and hit a telephone pole. It was like trying to drive a light car with bald tires on a hockey rink, it was pure slick ice and I had hardly any control at all. I had no traction and I drive a SUV with 4 wheel drive. I drove in feet of snow up north for many years, but the mess that was there on the roads today was downright nasty and among the worst conditions I have had to deal with.
It resulted in no one showing up for work today, including myself, and the first time the facility closed for a day in the last 12 years.
i don't drive,so that's good new for all of the other drivers out there,i'm embarrassed to tell my driver ed story,but lets just say it involved a telephone pole,then the arriving of the police, a ambulance,a fire truck,and the head of the school board.