Have you ever got stuck in the snow?

January 7, 2010 1:17pm CST
In England we have a lot of snow in the moment which is rather unusual. It is supposedly the coldest winter in 100 years... A lot of people did get stuck in the snow and had to abandon their cars or even wait in the car to be saved. Did this ever happen to you? Did you worry? How did you make the time go by?
6 responses
@HansonFan (1659)
• United States
8 Jan 10
I haven't but I try to avoid driving in snow as much as possible. My state just recently got 12 inches of snow and it was crazy! I was happy to have a white Christmas but after that I just wanted the stuff to melt! I started to get cabin fever and wanted out of that house because my grandmother was driving me crazy! lol. I hope I dont ever get stuck but I might...
8 Jan 10
White christmas is fine. But it could kindly melt away when I have to go back to work. Some parts of the country have 10 inches and in a country not used to snow... that's bad.
• United States
7 Jan 10
hmm hard to say i haven't been on this earth for very long. I'm trying to think back and i don't ever remember being stuck in the snow it sounds like a horrible experience that i never want to experience, my sister just got stuck in the snow though trying to get home. I think the best way to prevent this from happening is keeping a shovel in the back of the truck. Yeah i'm smart lol just kidding. Well happy mylotting
8 Jan 10
Not sure if a shovel would help with those amounts of snow! :-) But I have boots and a blanket in the boot. Just in case.
@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
7 Jan 10
No, we don't do that here :-) We have winter tyres, chains and spades in our cars, but then we get snow every winter and its best to be prepared. I have had to call for someone to help me get the car out of the snow, 'cause I would either have crashed my friends fence or driven straight into a dumpster. And last winter I had to run after my car and jump in because it started sliding on the ice. That was a bit creepy.
8 Jan 10
Running after a car sliding away must be terrifying. In the UK we are just not prepared for snow - it usually only happens for 2-3 days, but that tends to bring the country to a stand-still.
@maximax8 (28558)
• United Kingdom
7 Jan 10
There is even snow in the South West of England which is very unusual. I live on the edge of a coastal locality. Snow doesn't usually settle here. I am used to snow because I used to live in the South East. I am stuck at home because the snow is so bad here. My children are getting bored. I am so worried about my hardy palm like trees. If it is the coldest winter in 100 years I wonder if they will survive. I remember some awful times in snow when I was growing up. One time the bus didn't come and I had to walk home. It was miles so it took ages. When I got to the top of the hill I slid down it on a plastic bag. I felt really cold by the time I finally reached home. This is not Austria we are not able to cope with snow here for all that long.
8 Jan 10
That's the problem - we are just not prepared for snow. I had to work from home for a few days because my car just didn't make it.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
7 Jan 10
Every year this happens in our mountians, often with tragic results. Just recently we have found that GPS has been showing a mountian road as a viable road all year when it is only open in the Summer. This was discovered when three differeent cars got lost in the snow on it. This year it turned out OK but three years ago a man lost his life when he trried to walk out for help for his family.
@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
7 Jan 10
I've been almost stuck in the snow one time. Two winters ago, I was delivering an order, and I didn't know that area real well. So, I was trying to go down this road that had not been plowed yet. I'm glad I didn't get stuck though. It took me almost an hour to deliver that order. That was no picnic, let me tell you.
8 Jan 10
I imagine! It's a nightmare in the moment for me to get to work as the car just slides... You must have been relieved when you were back on main roads.