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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Icy Road Report, South City: You Can Chill the Eff Out (For Now)

Posted By on Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 10:52 AM

click to enlarge Not that bad in South City...yet. - PHOTO BY NICHOLAS PHILLIPS
  • Photo by Nicholas Phillips
  • Not that bad in South City...yet.
Your Daily RFT correspondent, who tools around in a four-door sedan with bald tires, just got back from testing the roads in South City. Here's the deal:

  • Even if you drive aggressively and slam on the brakes, you only skid for about 3 - 5 feet.
  • If you have to swerve violently, it's not hard to get back in your lane and on track.
  • Nobody's out on the major roads, and those that are seem to be driving prudently. Nobody was sliding into the shoulder or into other cars, from what we saw.

By far the biggest problem with driving today was scraping that quarter-inch layer of ice off the car, which had been parked on the street. But otherwise, it was pretty smooth sailing. Just be careful out there.

Disclaimer: Daily RFT, while calling you a coward for not driving, is not encouraging you to drive in any way. (Follow the jump for more photos)
click to enlarge Russel Boulevard, looking north on South Jefferson Avenue - PHOTO BY NICHOLAS PHILLIPS
  • Photo by Nicholas Phillips
  • Russel Boulevard, looking north on South Jefferson Avenue

South Grand Boulevard, looking south across Gravois - PHOTO BY NICHOLAS PHILLIPS
  • Photo by Nicholas Phillips
  • South Grand Boulevard, looking south across Gravois



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