Winter Storms Cause Accidents and Deaths Across the U.S.

The snow might look pretty, but with the cold and ice, it’s nothing to play with. Please people, stay calm, safe, and warm.

The Fifth Column

Cold Front Brings Snow To New York Area



A winter storm of snow, freezing rain and bone-chilling temperatures socked the nation’s mid-section and East Coast on Saturday, causing hundreds of accidents on icy roads and putting a crimp on Christmas shopping.

At least five deaths were blamed on the slick roads and authorities were investigating a few other traffic fatalities as possibly weather-related. Perhaps the biggest accident happened in Baltimore, when a tanker carrying gasoline skidded off a highway and exploded, authorities said.

Two people died and at least 15 were injured in the 55-vehicle pileup on Interstate 95, Baltimore City Fire Chief Roman Clark said. He said it was too early to determine the cause of the crash.

“We have nothing but sheets of ice throughout the city, sidewalks,” Clark said.

It was unclear whether the pileup started before the tanker crash or was caused by it. The northbound lanes of I-95 were closed…

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Posted on 12/18/2016, in Potpourri, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. I am really glad I moved to North Carolina! I don’t miss the snow at all. Have a good week. Barbara

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    • Barbara,
      It’s good you are happy living in North Carolina. I have friends who moved to Texas and they got snow — along with numerous car accidents because the people weren’t experienced driving in it.

      Although I’m in an area of Illinois that is mainly flat, there are people who drive too fast on the slippery roads. I can’t imagine what it would be like in an area of hills.

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  2. One of my childhood favorites, Zsa Zsa Gabor, has died at the age of 99.

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  3. That would be scary as well “The roads were so slick that authorities had to move motorists stranded on an overpass with a ladder.”

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    • Yep. Sure is scary. By stranded, they mean the vehicles were unable to move. That happens when there’s lots of snow that hasn’t been plowed. It happened to me in 1979 during the Bilandic winter, in my little read wheel drive Chevy Chevette. 😦

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  4. There is so much beauty in the snow and ice…
    There is so much chaos in the snow and ice…
    There are those who love the snow and ice…
    I love to see the snow and ice……….GO AWAY!!!

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  5. Reading this gave me a burst of hope.


  6. Dear Xena,

    Down here in Florida, we watch the TV in horror when we see the multi-car pile up accidents because of the snow.

    We could use a little morale boosting.Thank you President Carter.

    Hugs, Gronda


    • Hey Gronda!
      Today has been a day of news about cold-blooded murder across this planet. I was happy to come across the morale booster. Happy that you got a boost too. President Carter has a righteous heart.

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