Wednesday, May 31, 2006

A Little Rain Causes Big Problems

A few scattered showers and thunderstorms early this Wednesday morning appears to be at least partly to blame for some major rush hour headaches.

Check out the story including video from -- Thirty-four people injured in I-40 wrecks

Just one example of how we must remain alert on the roads especially when rain may impair our visibility. In this case, the rain more than likely also created a slick highway for motorists. Since, we have not seen too much rain in the past few days, a thin film of oil may have accumulated on the highway surface. Add a little rain to that, and you get a very slick roadway.

Here's some useful information from the NC DOT --

Rainy Driving Hazards

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