What starts out as another winter road trip...with the exception that its a "little colder"...
Nothing out of the ordinary, the usual stretch of the 401 travelling east is very good...its all cool.
Now the return a few days later on the 401 west starts very innocently...and gradually deteriorates
The interesting feeling that what looks like cold wind blown pavement, is not what it seems..."why does the car seem a little loose..."
To being stopped on the 401, having an opportunity to get out of the car and confirm that the car is loose, since its ice, to the closing of the 401 from Prescott to Kingston in both directions. Its all cool fortunate to take an exit and spend time in a McDonald.
Then driving a distance on Highway 2 which is the original 401 from way back in the day.
To getting back on the 401, and then its shut down again near Napanee...another mission to discover, and follow the 401 EDR signs.
At Napanee on the 401 east bound its a war zone in all the lanes...
Trucks strewn all over the place...
Wondering what the 401 EDR looks like in full use?
The 401 when its shut down...
Yes we made it back in close to double the amount of time, and a few "white knuckle" moments.
Gaining more appreciation for the work all "first responders" do in inclement conditions.
As silly and old fashioned that it might sound, helpful to have a heavier coat, boots, gloves, windshield washer fluid, charged up smart devices...it might just all be useful on a road trip when you least expect it.