Have you ever tried to drive home in a bad snow storm?

United States
December 22, 2009 11:06am CST
I have tried to drive home in a bad snow storm before. I was at my work and as I was leaving I ended up in a bad snow storm. The wind was horrible along with snow blowing everywhere. I could not see the road. It was a complete white out in some places. It was so scary. I kept thinking I was going to set in a wreck! There was ice everywhere I was sliding. It was one of the scariest things I had to go through. I told myself after driving in that I would never drive in that again. My life is too important and I will not risk my life to get home. I will rent a hotel next time. You can replace a car but you cannot replace a life.
7 responses
• Indonesia
23 Dec 09
Hi tuckersheri Nice you finally can drive through that snow storm and here typing your experience. Well, there isn't snow in my country because it is tropical country, but I've ever drive home in a very bad rain. Rain pours badly and followed by the strong wind. I can see the white wind and thick fog,,and it was so cold. Small trees seems like will broke and flat to the land, bigger trees have their leaves flew away,, it was so scary and I can't see the road and the car in front of mine (I was on a highway). All at once the cars turn on its turn signal.. That's scary but beautiful. But really, I find it difficult to drive when strong rain and wind blow, but I'm on highway and can't stop!
• United States
22 Dec 09
i live in arizona we realy have snow stom and if we do it would be on the mountain.
@megamatt (14319)
• United States
22 Dec 09
I have thankfully been lucky enough not to have to drive in a bad storm. However I have been in the car in a bad storm. That experience is petrifying enough. Especially on hills. The bad thing is that it was not snowing at all when we left that day but on our way home, a few hours later, it was a hazardous area. So a pretty bad storm and a terrifying experience and that was just being in the car. I don't know how the person driving kept his cool.
@k1tten (2320)
• United States
22 Dec 09
I have driven home in a bad snow storm. We left the college town my gf and I were in and it was raining there. As soon as we hit the mountains it was almost a white out and I followed an 18 wheeler the rest of the way home pretty much. Couldn't see any part of the road but the tracks the truck was making in front of me. It was scary and I've been very careful to watch the weather.
@cher913 (25859)
• Canada
22 Dec 09
here in canada where i am we usually have a snow day at least once during the winter. i remember last yeararound this time trying to get home from work early because of the snow. i think my boss should have jsut let us stay home...you are right, no job is worth that.
@michmich2 (432)
• United States
22 Dec 09
I hate driving in weather like that, but unfortunately, every winter I seem to have to make it through conditions like that at least a few times. After reading your post, I'm starting to think that I shouldn't risk the danger of driving in conditions like that. At the same time though, we can sometimes have a few days in a row with conditions like that. My husband is home with our kids until I get home from work and then he has to leave right away to get to work. This is part of why I tend to drive in whatever the conditions are - because if I don't get home somewhat on time, my husband can't get to work. It's a dilemma because when you think about it, of course our lives are more important than our jobs, but then at the same time, how often can you really be late to work and blame it on the weather before you start to get in trouble for it?
@alilin28 (1530)
• Uruguay
22 Dec 09
i have never drived in a bad snow storm, because here isnt be snow,, but i have drived in a bad storm, with a hude rain storm! bye friend, merry christmas!