Talk about driving blind

We bailed on Knoxville around 10a, long story, more details and photos tonight. Heading a day early to Little Rock and right in Nashville along I-40 West, the skies got angry. Huge bolts of lightning, then whoosh, rains so heavy the wipers couldn’t catch up. Worse, there was ZERO visibility. And by zero I don’t mean there was a little bit, I mean zero as in zero, none. Zilch. Everyone came to a halt. Flashers on. Trucks kept at a distance. 

In all the years I’ve been driving, this the first time I can ever remember being nervous about getting hit. 

The peak of the downpour I missed a chance to exit because I was in the middle lane so I had to drive another couple of miles to exit. We’re stopped for lunch now, waiting for the blood return to my knuckles. 

Phew. 

The sun is out now but I think we’re driving into more storms. 

7 thoughts on “Talk about driving blind

    1. So I’ve heard. My mother added that Delaware has been getting tons of rain too. She’s bummed because one of her grandchildren is visiting her today.

  1. Tennessee is woefully inadequate for cultural stimulation and not for nothing, the folks down there cant drive for shit in the rain. Rain for them is like snow for us. Be careful.

    1. I wouldn’t agree that Tennessee is woefully inadequate for cultural stimulation. Not at all. We just hit Knoxville at the wrong time. With UT not in session, nothing was happening.

      Also disagree about TN drivers in the rain. I’m sure they thought I, with the NY plates, constantly putting my flashers on, was driving for shit. I’d much rather drive in snow than the rain storms we hit today.

      1. In-laws are from Tennessee, a place I avoid like the plague. Sister-in-law back-ended many yeats ago She escaped with whiplash. her cousin, stopped by side of road,got out and was hit and killed. Husband,s sister’s car was hit by lumber truck carrying huge tree trunks (they’re lethal . Sister’s husband was decapitated and she was left a paraplegic. Brother-in-law’s car totaled on mountain road. These are college-educated people and no alcohol involved. Don’t talk to me about Tennessee drivers. This is Appalachia. I certainly have no personal knowledge of similar accidents up north, but the stories my sister-in-law tells sound like something on daytime television. Bibi

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