here is a little clandestine photo taken at night..... (I know it isn;t exciting, but it is history...)
You are seeing one car's tail lights as he has flipped completely around and is in the ditch, another car trying to muster the traction to get down the hill (turns out to be car of cheerleaders that had the e-brake on, whom my hubby coached to succesfully take off , and turn the right way to go down th hill), and a few men who jumped out of cars to help the sliding vehicles- one poor man biffed it on the ice. Ouch, I hope he didin't hit his head.
Let me just say this- if you can feel you are NOT gaining traction up the hill, simply back up slowly to a point where you can turn around. I bet there is another road that can get you eventually to the same place without the slippage. DO NOT just keep trying the same slick spot over and over....it magically gets MORE SLIPPERY!
Also, take off your e-brake, and if you are making a turn while going DOWNHILL test your brakes before the corner. If they aren't grabbing, just slowly downshift and turn at a better plowed/salted/sanded intersection. Trust me on this.
Is it evil to say this is so much fun to watch? Oh well.
I am sorry that I find all those incapable drivers kind of entertaining, but I have been known to heat up a mug of cocoa and even pop popcorn during a good storm. Let's just hope YOU are not my next great show!