Once at work I began to relate this, what seemed to me, hilarious story and discovered that I was the odd man out. One teacher had woken up at 5:30 am in order to change over all four tires on his car to winter tires. Another teacher walked to work because, while her husband's car had ice tires on it, hers did not and so he prohibited her from driving out of concern for her safety. WHAT!? Sorry, again with the disbelief.
The whole situation reminded me of a time back in Manitoba: We were about halfway through one of our wonderful 6 month winters, complete with an average of 2 meters of snow, when the city of Toronto got a few centimeters of the fluffy white stuff. In typical over the top Toronto fashion, a state of emergency was declared and the military was called in for assistance.
|Here is an example of a winter road where snow chains are probably not needed... and a fairly close approximation of what the roads looked like this morning.|
|Here is an example of a situation in which snow chains or at the very least ice tires might be a good idea. This was not what the roads looked like this morning.|