Last two nights we had the first significant snow fall of this year and I have to agree with5150’s hubby. The first night wasn’t so bad, it started late in the shift and it was witches mammary cold so there were very few people out. I was in a sector car and it wasn’t that bad. Just hunker down and wait for calls.
However last night was the heart of the ice storm and I drew dispatch. We were logging between 5-10 accidents an hour for the first 5 hours. It wouldnt have been that bad if there weren’t the minimum amount of cars on the road and no 4wheel drive capable units on the road. And if there weren’t domestics, gun calls and tow trucks crashing into my sector cars. I seriously think someone should do a study on why people who have driven in snow year after year all freak out and crash (alot) during the first snow fall each year.
But worst of all was the drunk guy who called during the heart of the storm, he was obviously having a melancholy buzz because he called to tell us that he hadn’t talked to his mother in over 2 years but it was going on Christmas and he wanted us to help find her, he didn’t have an address for her but she used to live in our city and if we could he would like us to track her down and give her his telephone number and have her call him.
I REALLY HATE WINTER !!!!!!!!!