Updated: Views from the center of the ‘polar vortex’
Over the weekend on Saturday, Jan. 4, Dorrie Stanley of Safely Contracting sent in this beautiful view following a “cozy layover” Friday night at a truck stop. The following day, as the so-called “Polar Vortex” effect brought a frigid air mass down across the continental United States’ midsection, sending temps well down into negative territory, other drivers chimed in. Stay warm out there, all!
Following find a few views from various spots around the country. To send in your own photo, use the upload form here.
Roads were “just terrible” in Michigan, said Derek Duane, writing on Overdrive‘s Facebook page, and in Central Wisconsin as of midday temps were still tracking at -19, according to Jason Degodt. Wes Wunderlich sat in Kansas, where cold gelled his fuel overnight — “treated the fuel, but still gelled in Kansas,” he wrote.
T.C. Schwolman had it perhaps the worst. “-30 right now,” he wrote from Canada. “It dipped down to -46 last night,” with a -60 wind chill. Welcome to Manitoba.”