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08 January 2010 @ 08:23 am
Update to Snow, Ice, Slush  
Left home about an hour and a half early this morning; took a bit more than an hour to get here.

Driveway snowy but with traction; subdivision street icy but mostly with traction except at the bottom where the ABS brakes kicked in and I remembered to just mash them down and let them do their job.

Street from subdivision to secondary road somewhat icy.

Secondary road to main road almost completely clear and dry except around the curves (go figure!).

Main roads up to campus almost completely clear and dry, with one exception coming through Maryville/Alcoa. But I drove slowly and carefully and didn't have any trouble.

The two streets off Kingston Pike to my parking lot were snowy and icy, but not too bad.

My parking lot is solid icy snow, but again, slow and careful. I almost parked in my regular spot (straight in from the driveway, no turning needed), but reconsidered that I might not want to be in front of the driveway if someone came in a bit too fast, so I proceeded to the far end of the lot. Now I'm just waiting for the snow to melt so I can get a ticket for not being within the lines.
Jim Hetleyjhetley on January 8th, 2010 01:34 pm (UTC)
Just as long as you didn't encounter Robert Mitchum on the Kingston Pike . . .
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on January 8th, 2010 01:36 pm (UTC)
No, not today! :-) I do love that song, though, and have done so even before I knew it referred to Knoxville. I like it all the more now for knowing where the various places mentioned are.
fatcookfatcook on January 8th, 2010 02:24 pm (UTC)
From the reporting on NPR, you're going to have to wait a while for that ticket.
Please keep being careful.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on January 8th, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you kindly, and I will.

True; it's not supposed to get above freezing until Sunday at the earliest. But we're not likely to break the record for consecutive sub-freezing days.
Fat Fred the Otter and Skippy: Yaaaaa!fatfred on January 8th, 2010 03:16 pm (UTC)

I get slightly paranoid when it rains down here. (I've been in accidents, I have reasons.)
If I ever got to snow, I would probably just freak out entirely!
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on January 8th, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
I was really, really scared the first few winters I had to deal with snow. Now I only get worried if it's icy snow / sleet.
Maggiesillymagpie on January 9th, 2010 07:32 am (UTC)
I'm just glad you managed to get to work safely.