Sunday, December 23, 2007

SAAB 9-5 After "The Blizzard of 2007"

I had never seen a blizzard until yesterday. I didn't take the SAAB from the garage during the whiteout, but I did shovel the drive that evening.

I got out today and was surprised to see that even the highways were unplowed. The media was reporting that the City plows were getting stuck and couldn't clear the roads. I saw a person fishtail several times before not only hitting the curb, but driving over it and up the adjoining berm sort of "Dukes of Hazard" style.

Naturally I never had a problem with the streets. Between the winter driving mode, traction control, and driving safely; I traveled to downtown and got back home in one piece.

Like every day after a large snow storm here, it is now 40 degrees and everything is melting.

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