This was the question on many a toddler’s mind this morning as they watched the snow quickly piling up outside their windows.
Unfortunately a quick snowball test proved that this snow is the soft, fluffy variety, great for shoveling, but impossible for snow building projects.
Early this morning the roads were filled with cowboys who thought they were invincible and quickly proved wrong as they slid sideways by driving a bit too fast.
The perfect speed seemed to be around 25 MPH and second gear gave you just enough traction and control on the not so perfect state roads.
Traveling up the well maintained Prindle Hill Road at 2 MPH was delightful … why so slow? Because someone who should not have gotten behind the wheel of a vehicle this morning was blocking everyone.
As usual, the Orange Highway Department is doing a stellar job, but once you hit the city lines of Milford and West Haven all bets are off, those cities should take a lesson from our guys.
Everything is supposed to clear up soon, the sun will shine, but in the meantime, if you have to go out, drive carefully and don’t take corners too quickly. Keep a reasonable distance between yourself and the car in front of you (2-3 car lengths, to allow for sliding) and, if applicable, call your mom when you reach your destination.