I mean, the forecast is for snow, and ice, you drive anyway.
The road is blocked, you get stranded. You are unprepared for the stranding, not enough gas or food or water….(Or, even, GASP! Terlet paper…OMG!)
Somehow this is supposed to be someone else’s fault and someone else’s problem….
Hint: Don’t drive when road conditions are gonna suck. Be smarter than that. When the semi trucks start pulling off en-mass, you might wanna ask yerself why. …
Had the condtions for yesterday been for the kind of weather we are having today, I’d not have gone and driven nearly 7 hours each way, but rather waited for another day when there wasn’t a high likelihood that I would be trapped or endangered by weather.
I’ve been trapped by accidents in winter weather…..and I was always prepared enough to survive easily. If yer not well prepared, you are a sheep, a victim, and expect others to endanger themselves because of your stupidity and shortsightedness.
It’s not like there aren’t many weather apps for phones, tablets and computers that cannot tell you what to expect a few hours ahead as you drive, fer chrissakes. Of course you gotta be smart enough to actually look and use that data.
ETA: 48 MILES of people trapped. Are they too stupid to take the nearest exit and another route? I mean, if you are trapped right next to the actual accident site I can understand….but 48 MILES of trapped people? Could the State not have shut down the highway?
There have been blizzards on I-65 in Indiana and on I-57 in Illinois (about 40-50 miles apart), both North-South roads) and the highway departments of both Illinois and Indiana have no hesitation to close the highways when the conditions warrant it for 50-80 miles. Why can’t Virginia do it?