It sounds like yesterday was actually worse for wrecks - makes sense, since more people were on the roads. I did some driving then and the slick conditions were the worst I've seen in a long time. Here's today's slightly calmer police scanner traffic report from Dave Oliveria. The one at 10:51am is my favorite:
2:39 p.m. Lights not recycling @ Sherman Avenue & Lake Coeur d’Alene Drive.
2:13 p.m. Woman at Lake Villa reports that her ex-boyfriend is sitting in his snow-covered Pontiac Grand Am at the entrance to the apartments, possibly drinking.
1:57 p.m. A semi truck has jackknifed on Lincoln Way, south of Ironwood Drive, and is blocking the southbound lanes. (Officer is seeking a tow truck than can handle a truck with a trailer load of 15,000 pounds.)...
1:18 p.m. Traffic lights aren’t recycling in two directions at the Pleasant View intersection.
10:51 a.m. Private Plower: “We finally got in there and plowed that area — dogs, cats, sprinkler heads and all. You can get about 3 or 4 cars in there now. We’ll assess the damage in the spring.”
10:41 a.m. Woman in a car with children is stuck in the middle of an I-90 on-ramp in Coeur d’Alene area, blocking traffic.
10:39 a.m. 2-car T-bone accident @ 95 & Hanley. Extrication not needed. But the locks in one car are jammed. So people are stuck inside.
8:39 a.m. White pickup w/studs traveling 55-60 miles an hour w/b on I-90 @ Huetter, causing hazard w/speed.
8: 34 a.m. Patrol officer and another car was almost hit head on by two trucks traveling in excessive speed on Highway 41.