It was great Helaine got to see Stef. It’s even better (for me) she’s home! She arrived late Tuesday evening LAX-LAS-BDL.
Her flight was scheduled to land around midnight. I work until 11:35 PM. On most nights I would have screeched up to the terminal as she was getting her bags. Not tonight. We’re in the middle of the annual Mother Nature Slop Fest.
I left New Haven in a chilly rain. The “carmometer” read 36° as I eased up I-91. By North Haven sleet was mixing with the rain, then a few miles further snow joined in. The temperature was 34° and traffic was light so I pulled out the iPhone to give you a feel for the journey (video below).
By Rocky Hill the snow had become the dominant precipitation type. The temperature was down to 33°, then 32°. The snow was heavy and sticking to the road surface as I throttled back to 45 mph and assumed a firm 10-2 grip on the wheel..
This trip would be a slow go!
I’ve driven in snow for years. It’s just not pleasant even with 4-wheel drive!
What are you going to do? I wasn’t going to leave her there to borrow the State Police’s Segway. I knew with some caution the drive can be made safely.
By Hartford the snow had stopped.and the temperature had risen a few degrees. The rest of the trip was cautiously uneventful.
It was good to see Helaine. She’s got a sore throat and I’m sure the coast-to-coast commute didn’t help.
On the way back we did see one car off the road near Middletown. The road widens and the north and southbound lanes aren’t visible to each other. A sedan just slid into woods stopping nearly 50 feet off the road.
Winter is brutal. This storm is just getting started. We still have three days to go!