Heavy downpours and gusty squalls (see radar) were a potent mix for drivers in Southwest Virginia this morning, causing a number of wrecks along Interstate 81 and a tractor-trailer wreck in Roanoke County.
News of the crashes is sparking a conversation about safety concerns during severe weather on Facebook. Some blame driving habits, while others blame poor road conditions.
“Speed is only half of it — people have a nasty habit of driving too close to each other,” Jane Raymond commented.
Jeremy E. Simpson blames the “non-permeable, petroleum sludge driving surface.”
What do you think? How can wrecks be minimized on rainy days like today?