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This picture is on the outskirts of Tisdale on the highway that leads to Nipawin. As you can see visibility is about half a mile at this time with snow and a ground drift sweeping across the highway from the West. Because the temperature was in the moderate range this is not particularly dangerous driving conditions as long as you can see where you are going and you maintain a reasonable speed. The inclination in weather of this type is to slow down but the best course of action is to maintain a speed that will give you a margin of about twice the distance needed to bring your vehicle to a full stop. Large trucks are much higher and their drivers have considerably better visibility and tend to drive a little faster then the general public in these

kinds of driving situations so you must be mindful of this hazard as they can run you over if you are overly conservative with reduced speed.

Perhaps the most important driving factor in road conditions like these is the condition of the driver. Alert and calm is good but tense and tired is down right dangerous. If you are tired this is not the time to be shepherding a car down the road and if you have something troubling you make the trip another time. If you are going long distances in weather like this stop every hour and a half and pretend to be a pilot. See trying to get some where in a light aircraft teaches a person patience and acceptance of unacceptable weather. A sensible pilot, one that lives to get bald or gray is happy to sit out bad weather because he or she knows that it is was is and you just have to accept the situation.

Pacing the floor and getting edgy is futile, so you dig out a book or the cards and make the best of it.

The picture above is the Creek that passes North of Tisdale and this picture is looking North while the image at the right is the same location only looking South toward town which is just over half a mile from this point.

The picture above has the light behind us while the one below has us driving into the obscured sun at the right side of the image. I only ventured two miles North to take these images as I felt I did not need the aggravation nor did I need to expose myself to these conditions just to get an interesting picture.