Pat Shingleton: "A Glide Path"
Your favorite news source will showcase examples of tricky travel throughout the north and the MIdwest today. Steady snowfall on roads and Interstate systems are a challenge for snow removal. Authorities calculate the rate of snow fall and often abandon their assignments until the episode ends. As teenagers, we learned to navigate in episodes of snow on the parking lot of Riverside High School in Ellwood City, PA. The snow covered lot became a "rink" to perform "donuts" in Dad's VW Beetle, without him knowing it. In later years, my stint at the NBC affiliate, WPXI, found me caught in an unwanted donut on McKnight Road. Once the 360 degree spin started you were helpless. When the skid stopped, I was inches from the car in front of me.
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