Cold weather is harder to deal with in the southern U.S., as a recent video from Knoxville, TN reveals.
That state experienced sub-zero temperatures earlier this week that led to widespread icy conditions on roads. That may sound like a walk in the park to most Canadians whose cities are not shy about spreading salt and sand on roads and highways to make them passable in all but the worst weather.
BUMPER CARS: Video from Knoxville, Tennessee, shows several cars piled up after losing control during icy conditions on a highway exit, with one driver caught on camera slamming into the sidewall before narrowly avoiding the other vehicles. https://t.co/BUV9Om6q0R pic.twitter.com/YbIZOzjVTH— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) January 8, 2018
But while the city of Knoxville has what appears to be a fairly comprehensive snow and ice removal program, the action in that video happened on the James White Parkway, which is a state-maintained roadway and may not receive the same level of attention during winter months.
It’s not like Canada is immune to such winter-related chaos. You might remember this viral video from December 2016 in which an early winter weather event turned a downtown Montreal street into a slip-and-slide.