Rickie Traeger Blog: Happy Thursday! Drive Safe Today With The Weather!


I want to start off by wishing everyone a safe and happy Thursday!

As many of you are aware, this afternoon and evening weather is going to be a mess!  National Weather Service has been issuing statements on todays system for a bit now, warning everyone.

I hope and I pray that the salt trucks get out and pre treat and salt the roadways today, before it is too late!!!  I can not stress that enough!!!

I can not tell you how many time I have literally heard officers screaming for them to get salt trucks out, because of the road conditions and the salt trucks refusing to come out.  Sad and scary situation.

They are well aware of todays weather conditions and can start to prepare the roadways (At least the main roads)  and keep them salted. It is not like they do not have enough salt, because our winter has been pretty mild so far.

Time will tell. And there will be many people driving when this stuff hits us.

NWS is saying this is the stuff as soon as it hits the surface, it is going to freeze.  The VERY DANGEROUS stuff!

I went to Walmart earlier this morning and grabbed several bags of salt. They ranged from $5 to $20.  I grabbed the $5 ones. They were back in the automotive area.  I would recommend you going there ASAP to buy some, before they sell out.

Because if the NWS is right, which they usually are.  This afternoon and evening is going to be a mess, especially driving.

Even walking and your everyday stuff like going to and from the vehicle, taking the pets out, etc… will be a mess to even try walking.

The NWS has put out enough information now, so when it does hit there is plenty of time to prepare and treat the roadways before and during and afterwards.

Everyone please be safe today!

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