Tuesday, January 16, 2007

A Wreck on Every Overpass

College Station is shut down today. No classes on campus, all schools closed, even Ana's daycare is shut down due to the bad weather. This is the third time this has happened since I've lived in College Station. I'm certainly glad that just about everything is closed too, because the roads are just bad enough to make traffic a mess.

Ana and Lidia were out of town over the long weekend visiting my brother-in-law. I went to Houston last night to pick them up. The trip was uneventful until we were just two miles south of College Station. One overpass was closed due to what appeared to be a car and an 18 wheeler getting together. On the next overpass, the last before I turned off of Highway 6, the three cars in front of me all slid off the road when they hit ice and tried to use their brakes. I rolled/slid through the middle of them and made it home ok.

This morning we took Ana to the doctor. I think the thought of travel is what makes her sick. Nothing serious this time, just a cold on top of her newly diagnosed asthma. The airline lost their luggage on the flight to Georgia so Ana missed two doses of medicine, which probably let the cold work its way in.

On the way to the doctor we stayed on the access road and on two of the overpasses we saw accidents. Returning from the doctor's office we saw accidents on every overpass that hadn't had an accident on it on the way to the doctor. There hasn't been anything serious that we've seen -- just some folks sliding slowly into the concrete barriers or off into the median or ditches. Even the accident with the truck and car last night didn't look like more than a fender bender. For that we can all be grateful.

Hopefully it will warm up enough to stop the sleet from falling and melt everything well enough that classes can start tomorrow and folks can stop sliding around.

3 Comments:

Blogger katielady said...

I'm glad the drs. isn't closed so they can take care of Ana! Poor little thing. Better to get her little immune system up and running now than when she hits kindergarden. Well, that's what I'm telling myself, anyway.

Y'all stay warm down there! We got nothin' up here.

11:43 AM  
Blogger Timmie Smith said...

That is what we keep telling ourselves, katielady. I've decided that you can attend an awards ceremony at a public school and pick out the kids that went to daycare as toddlers simply by seeing who is given the award for perfect attendance that year. I hope that is the case anyway.

11:56 AM  
Blogger Bubba's Sis said...

Stay warm, Tim Smiths! Ice hasn't made it this far south yet, but they say it's coming....for now we just have cold rain. No fun at all.

11:48 PM  

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