Driving Blind in the Snow
Not long ago I experienced driving blind in the midst of a storm during a day trip with my mom to a city two hours away. The highway we normally drive on wound in and out of mountains, through flat sections, and, the scariest of all, over Cabbage Hill where the weather can blind you to the sides of the road. The Cabbage Hill road climbs at a six-percent-grade road that twists and turns with towering hills on one side and sheer drop-offs on the other. This perilous stretch of road near Deadman Pass challenges the best of drivers. These winding roads took the lives of nine travelers this January.
As my mom and I drove over Cabbage Hill that spring morning, everything went smoothly, for there was no snow or ice to threaten the roads. We arrived at the city, spent an enjoyable evening there, and headed home just as the sun set. . . . and the snow fell.