November Nor’easter Travel HeadachesNovember 12th, 2009 at 3:42 am by Cheryl Tan under Traffic
This November Nor’easter has thrown all of us for a loop.
The highways, so far, haven’t been too bad, though. I’m crossing my fingers that that stays true! A little rain, of course, causes backups at the tunnels as well as accidents.
Skidding can be a problem.
And what’s the best way to avoid that issue? Slow down!!
Skids almost always occur when a vehicle is simply going too fast.
If you do find yourself in a skid, take your foot off the gas, or smoothly release any pressure on the brakes if already applied, and if you are driving a standard shift vehicle, disengage the clutch. Quickly turn the steering wheel in the direction you want the front of the car to go (down the road). Basically, align the tires with the direction you want your car to go.
Tidal flooding will be a big problem with this Nor’easter. We always say this when tidal flooding occurs. We’re going to say it again. Don’t drive through standing water. You just don’t know how deep that water will go.
Here at Wavy’s studios in Downtown Portsmouth, we know the realities of tidal flooding all too well. We deal with what is affectionately called “Lake Wavy,” a growing pool of water right outside our building. Have workarounds planned, or the phone numbers of co-workers who can guide you in the right direction!!!
Do you know of any other areas that flood with high tide?
Be careful out there today!