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Icy Road Report, South City: You Can Chill the Eff Out (For Now)

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Photo by Nicholas Phillips
Not that bad in South City...yet.
Your Daily RFT correspondent, who tools around in a four-door sedan with bald tires, just got back from testing the roads in South City. Here's the deal:

  • Even if you drive aggressively and slam on the brakes, you only skid for about 3 - 5 feet.
  • If you have to swerve violently, it's not hard to get back in your lane and on track.
  • Nobody's out on the major roads, and those that are seem to be driving prudently. Nobody was sliding into the shoulder or into other cars, from what we saw.

By far the biggest problem with driving today was scraping that quarter-inch layer of ice off the car, which had been parked on the street. But otherwise, it was pretty smooth sailing. Just be careful out there.

Disclaimer: Daily RFT, while calling you a coward for not driving, is not encouraging you to drive in any way. (Follow the jump for more photos)
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Photo by Nicholas Phillips
Russel Boulevard, looking north on South Jefferson Avenue

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Photo by Nicholas Phillips
South Grand Boulevard, looking south across Gravois



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Steven Smith
Steven Smith

So how is it for doing donuts?

NP
NP

Daily RFT has not yet determined that.

(pssst...totally awesome for donuts)

F Ray69
F Ray69

Yeah, the main streets may be okay, but it's the side streets that'll mess you up. Always have, always will.

Steven Smith
Steven Smith

Yeah, the side streets are fine so far. The sidewalks have plenty of traction- the ice seems to be acting as a traction agent the way it is forming on the sidewalks. I could easily sprint up and down the street or sidewalk now in fact the surfaces are a bit soft from the layer of precip. Of course this could change this afternoon. Be careful peeps!

Rob
Rob

I live on a side street 2 blocks from the Russell/Jeff picture and the they are fine, too. My street is notorious for being horrible, too, because very few people live on my street so it gets ignored for the most part..

Hard At Work Today
Hard At Work Today

Nick... even with your disclaimer, your comments are just irresponsible.

Ellav8or
Ellav8or

He's just saying to chill the eff out, which you obviously need to do "Hard At Work Today".

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