Since my last post I’ve driven through some wicked snow storms that others weren’t so fortunate to make it through. Most of the time this is due to speed or following too close. But once in a while you get into a white out with blowing snow and you cannot see 10 feet in front of you. Two tractors that ended up in the median on the trans Canada hwy in Chilliwack did so because they just drove off the road figuring they were on track when they weren’t. No fault of theirs, just bad luck. Luckily they were going dead slow so there was minimal damage or none at all and a tow was all that was needed. Then outside of Blue River a truck took a corner too fast and laid his trailer on its side. On my way back from Edmonton I saw a tractor with a load of lumber overturned in Jasper National Park and when queried by another driver over the radio he replied that a gust of wind suddenly blew sand and snow accross the road and he lost visibility for a brief moment and by the time he got it back he was already over the fog line and off of the road. He managed to keep his truck upright, but the trailer flipped over. In another incident, I was travelling between Valemount, BC and Blue River, BC when I came accross a 5 truck accident where following too close and speed were the main factors. By the time I had got there most of the trucks were in the pullout except two and one trailer. The orange truck had swerved to avoid hitting a lumber truck and went into the ditch. The other trucks coming the opposite way, rear ended each other trying to stop. One jack knifed up against the snow bank trying to avoid the mess. Luckily for me I only had to wait for 45 minutes while they pulled the orange truck back onto the road. By the time I got to Clearwater, BC it had cleared up and the sun had come out. Dropping down into Merritt, BC off of the Coquihalla Hwy I took a picture of the fog bank covering Merritt. I later drove into it which was an erie feeling to say the least. Bye for now.