Oklahoma is in the midst of its first winter ice storm. We have had two thunderstorms in the past 24 hours, which I do not ever recall ever witnessing in the midst of December. Rain, sleet, snow, lightning, and thunder. Not a friendly combination.
The roads are not too bad yet, but then again, I have not been driving on them for almost two hours now, so things might have changed since I was last out and about. I stepped out briefly to get some food. I spent at least half an hour warming up my car and scraping the ice off the windshield, the front windows, and the rear view window. It is not something I look forward to doing before going to work tomorrow evening, but I do not have a choice.
My job is mission essential, so I will be working, despite the nasty weather. I just hope I do not have to tell a young troop they are not allowed to drive in this type of weather. I did last year after one young troop got my patrol car stuck in the snow for three and a half hours. Needless to say, I no longer let people borrow my patrol vehicle for posting purposes during certain weather conditions.