Around 11:00am, class was over and I started to head for home. It had started to snow while I was in class and I was amazed at how difficult it was to see and how quickly it had changed from when I had left the house this morning. I decided to do a quick drive through for lunch and head home. Normally, I would not have eaten so early, but I just felt like it might be a good idea. I'm so glad I did.
As I got on interstate 69, I was just amazed at how strange the weather was. It was bright with sunshine one minute and then nearly a whiteout the next. I was only going probably 50 miles and hour or less on at 70mph road because it was so frequent that you could not see more than a few dozen feet in front of you.
|Directly in front of me.|
|The field the teens were going to for safety at one point.|
|The semi's who protected me|
|In front and to the left of me.|
The news reports I have seen say there were at least 20 cars in this wreck. I would say it was at least double that number if not more. I myself, counted 22 and that was just the cars I could see. Not the ones blocked by the semi's and other vehicles. In fact, one of the police officers, climbed a ladder leaned against a semi in front of me to take pictures of the accident. Must have been a huge area to need to get that high.
As I sit at home now, safe and sound, I am in awe of what could have happened, but didn't. I felt the prayers of those who were lifting them up. This was indeed a day that I won't soon forget. Thank you Jesus, for you protection.
For the record, I'm still rather afraid of semis...but I am so thankful this one was there today.