With this morning’s freezing rain and drizzle, a lot of roads and sidewalks and parking lots have become slick across the area.
And while very dangerous, ice can also be rather picturesque as well.
I have been through many ice storms in my lifetime, even ones heavy enough that you could see and hear branches and trees collapsing under the weight of the ice.
The most recent one that I experienced was in Oklahoma City last year right before Christmas.
The are received anywhere from a half inch to an inch of ice…which is quite a bit.
It coated all the trees and powerlines.
The branches completely encased.
And my poor rental car was not happy with all the ice.
And even the blades of grass had to put up with it.
By the way, the mailbox in the background was indeed filled with mail, as the postal folk completed their appointed rounds.
So while today’s ice has created some slick conditions, it can always be worse.
However, anytime we do have ice like today (or snow for that matter) please slow down and give yourself extra time to reach your destination.