Black Ice aplenty! ~ Margo’s Plymouth Report

Reprinted with permission from The Vermont Standard


The gentle rain falling Friday seemed innocent enough, but it has been glazing up some of the roads in Plymouth. One of the Sheriff’s deputies found out the hard way when he skid on Rte 100A and the truck landed on its side. Apparently other vehicles had a problem in that same area near the entrance to Coolidge State Park. They were able to be moved, but a wrecker was needed for the truck. Although transported via ambulance as a precautionary measure, I have heard that he was not seriously hurt.

This incident is a wake-up call for all of us about black ice. My car produces a symbol on the dash when the temps hover round the freezing mark. What is so scary is the fact the road seems fine, then a patch will suddenly freeze and there is no controlling your vehicle on it. So, hopefully we will all be mindful of this danger, especially this time of year.  

For those of you who need some help with computer issues, please consider joining Matt Sydorowich of Sydscompufix in Ludlow, who will be offering a “FREE computer class to Elder citizens at The Plymouth Community Center” on Saturday, 4/6 from 10:00 – noon. I know I need all the help I can get, so I will be there. Let him know if you plan to attend at or call 802 228 4379 and you can note any specific issues you would like him to explore.


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