The day began with torrential rain in Gettysburg where there were flood warnings and fears of tornados. The rain was reminiscent of the drive I took through Colorado in September 2013. Most of my morning drive I was wearing soaked sneakers and by mid-morning the rain was beginning to be snow — splats of wet snow on the windshield. I took a break after about 2 hours of driving and put gas in the car, had a late breakfast, and made use of the “necessities”.
Breakfast at a Perkins was great plus I was able to slip off the soaked shoes for a bit. I had a bit of leftovers for a snack tonight and I’m glad not to have to go out again until tomorrow when hopefully the roads will all be cleared.
Most drivers slowed down and used good sense when the snow began to accumulate but there were lots of transport trucks in the ditches, one with cars it was carrying, and I did spot a mustang skidding around with its tires spinning. Once the roads were just wet, some drivers forgot the effects of their spray on other drivers as they started to make up for lost time.
In New York State, many places were closed and schools had a snow day. People were told not to travel unless they had to and at least one portion of the I-81 was closed for a few hours. I was in a wait situation on the I-81 for about 20-25 minutes at one point — transport truck wasn’t in the ditch but wasn’t moving so don’t know exactly what happened.
Looking forward to an easy start tomorrow. I’ll enjoy the breakfast in my inn and take my time on the last leg home. No photos today other than the breakfast. So at last, Cheers from Syracuse, New York!