How you rate winter road conditions
Snowy roads can be scary roads. It doesn't take a lot to complicate the commute.
We've all been there, and living in Colorado, it's to be expected. But what are your expectations of our road conditions?
Today we found out.
"A customer earlier this morning came in and told me he hasn't seen it this bad in years." said Dina Wohlman
It usually takes her 25 minutes to get to work at a gas station in Colorado Springs. Although it's not necessarily part of her job description, she's been listening to and helping many concerned drivers.
"I've been working the last few days and I've had customers come in and tell me how slick and icy the roads have been. We heard that we were supposed to get this snow so I just assumed they would be out sanding as soon as it started, but we didn't see any of that," said Dina.
And she's not the only one.
"It kind of seemed like they waited for the storm was over to get out there and start they could of jumped on it a little faster and get ahead of it a little. Snow packed roads, the interstates haven't been too bad but here in town the back roads have been pretty bad even a couple days after the storm," said Chris Kudera.
We asked you to grade the road conditions.
Most people gave small roads a D. While highways earned the average of a C. But the most common answer for road conditions overall was an F.
But there were some A's given by drivers. Along with some understanding that snow goes with the territory.
“People just got to learn how to drive, that's all there is to it. It's Colorado,” Clark Cuppins.
"It's a tough job. I think they're doing the best they can. I wouldn't want to be in their shoes having to plow that," said Kudera.
On Friday night the Colorado Springs Police Department and the city of Pueblo were on "Accident Alert."
That means if you're involved in a minor accident and no one is hurt, and no alcohol or drugs are involved, you can exchange insurance information and have 72 hours to report the accident.
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