My boyfriend and I were on our way home from my mother’s house.
The temperatures outside were extremely cold and frigid.
We had the heater on high. It was a cold night and we could feel the snow coming. The forecast was 30 inches overnight. My boyfriend and I were doing our best to get home before the worst of the storm started. There were already a couple of flurries on the ground when we left, but it didn’t get bad until we were on the interstate. We decided to take an alternate route home after we came to an accident and traffic was backed up. We would have had to sit in traffic for 2 hours before we got home and the rerouting would have put us home in less than 20 minutes. Unfortunately, we got lost after being rerouted and ended up stuck in a ditch. I missed the turn going around a dark corner and we went right over the side of the mountain. We weren’t injured, thankfully, but the front of the car was completely smashed. There was absolutely no way at all that we were going anywhere that night in that car. We still had heat, thankfully. My boyfriend and I stayed in the car with the heater running while we waited for the tow truck to drag us out of the ditch. Thankfully they had a lot more traction than we did. We still couldn’t get the car to run after we were out of the ditch, so the tow truck driver took us back to the house and dropped off our car at the local mechanic.