Drove from Denver to Omaha right after x-mas about 7 years ago. The storm that put 3+ feet down in Denver turned into an ice storm as it moved onto the plains. We were waiting to get out and return to work, so we drove about 6-12 hours behind that storm and saw at least 100 cars in the ditch that day, including real-time events where we saw cars just randomly lose it and burst into snow drifts. Tried to stop as the conditions just got harrier, but because of the ice, towns across the region were super fucked with no power and all the locals were moving into town and took all the hotel rooms and basically monopolized all the services. The town we stopped in was covered in an inch of ice, never seen anything like it, looked like someone came by and just shellacked the whole place. The last 2 hours was driving in 8inches of slush.
Driving to the mountains and over passes in a snowstorm to ride is always hairy to me, and its just pretty common, but that 8 hour turned 15 was a pretty crazy drive.
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