Monday, February 16, 2015

Wow, Snow is Slippery

  • Lake-effect snow caused slippery conditions on some area roadways close to Lake Michigan, leading to multiple accidents like the 40-vehicle chain reaction crash that that fouled up traffic on the Kennedy Expressway Sunday.

    The chain-reaction crash happened at 10:15 a.m. on the inbound express lanes on the Kennedy Expressway, which involved 40 vehicles that closed the express lanes for most of the day and temporarily closed the local lanes of the expressway, according to the Illinois State Police officials. The express lanes were reopened by 5:45 p.m., according to state police.
But was it really all the snow's fault?
  • Police said the snow conditions were responsible for the chain-reaction crash as there are no shoulders on the express lanes.
Um, no. Driving to fast for conditions was the primary cause. Snow = slippery = reduce your damn speed and increase the distance between vehicles, leaving plenty of room to stop. After that, it's all physics.

It's a wonder no one was killed.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

The snow was white so obviously racism is to blame for the accidents.

2/16/2015 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I hear from friends in the southland, who admit they don't know how to drive on snow: "but you guys up north who are used to snow and ice all know how to drive on it".

2/16/2015 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"After that, it's all physics."

So before that, where was the f__ing salt?


2/16/2015 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Imagine the paper on that one.

2/16/2015 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the participants stated someone lost control and visibility was so bad, due to blowing snow, no one saw the spinout until it was too late.

People, just because they're called 'express' lanes, doesn't meant you're REQUIRED to drive fast. Especially in a whiteout.

2/16/2015 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11-601 A Failure to reduce speed to avoid a accident and 11 -708 Following too closely. How many do you think where on their cells.

2/16/2015 02:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And where were the snow plows and salt trucks?

2/16/2015 05:23:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

The Kennedy is one crazy expressway.

2/16/2015 05:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went thru there 5 minutes before that happened...near whiteout condition. was amazed how many people didn't even have their lights on! Assholes wait till the last moment to get into the local exit. North shore douche bags.

2/16/2015 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live down state. I took the Metra electric up. No reason fighting the idiots who cannot drive on the interstste. Smooth ride the whole way up and back. Just had to time our visit to make sure we did not have two hours to kill. No big deal.

2/16/2015 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's it..................the city needs to ban snow!!!!!!

2/16/2015 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Correct, it is never the person's fault.
It is a lovely age we live in when a person never has to be responsible. Otherwise, thoughtless assholes may actually be labeled as thoughtless assholes, and nobody wants that.

2/16/2015 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all know working in this job how people are dumb asses and dont understand to slow down in the weather. My new motto is "my time is now your time" just like in the movie Fast Times at Ridgement High with Mr Hand.

Sorry also, you cannot sit in my warm car because it I get rear-ended. Obviously some exceptions do apply to this rule.

Be safe out there

2/16/2015 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is RINO-Rauner like Shortshanks and like Rahm going to short us on snow removal.

2/16/2015 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, everyone was in a hurry to get to the Blackhawks game. Too bad they missed it.

2/16/2015 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many had chains on their tires?

2/16/2015 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

never fear just make sure they plow all of eddie jerks sreet

2/16/2015 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

link to an article from the Onion about problems caused by the snow in

2/17/2015 10:42:00 PM  

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