An important, thoughtful reminder I received as a message. Posting with permission:
Hello Sharon. I just wanted to pass this along.. in times like this bad weather. People get in a hurry and upset with other drivers. They, we all think someone should be going faster, slower or what ever people complain about.. I have a son. This is his first year driving in the snow with out me.. And I would rather him drive slower and have his and everyone else's life matter. As I was coming home from the store tonight at Richmond hill it was bad.. but as we got down the hill to realize one car was going 5 mph I was like are you kidding me.. And as I said those words.. I then realized that could be some one else child and I relaxed and enjoyed my safe ride home.. Just my words of thouhht . I didn't know if I could just post this. Hope you can pass it along.
"Now, more than ever, the illusions of division threaten our very existence. We all know the truth: more connects us than separates us. But in times of crisis the wise build bridges, while the foolish build barriers. We must find a way to look after one another as if we were one single tribe.” -King T'Challa, Black Panther
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it. ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. ~Winston Churchill
MountainTownAlerts wrote: Per eyewitness: Lots of cars blocking the right lane after you pass C470. Cars sliding. It opens up again before Morrison.
Heard on the scanner a bit ago that it is still like a parking lot between C470 and Hwy 8.
From previous eyewitness who's made it further up the road: Richmond Hill/Fire Station is just snow-packed. Does look like the plows got to it awhile ago but starting to build back up again. No traffic back ups.
Edit to add: another comment on our Facebook page:
Just got home in burland. 1.5 hrs from C470.
Per MissChris on our Facebook Page: We just came up 285 & a little past windy Point into Conifer there must be 2-3"s of hail on the roads, making them very slick & slushy. There is a 4 car accident northbound lane across from King Soopers. Please drive slow & careful! ~MissChris