Well. sort of on my way, except the lines of semis in the aisles. I managed to maneuver my truck through the lot over behind the fuel aisles and find a nice dry spot and pulled in there.
As I looked around here is what I found: (PS I figured out - too late - I had my phone camera on incadescent!! So, thus all of the blue photos. Won't happen again, promise. =)
This truck was stuck, simply on a flat sheet of ice, all morning. He turned the corner to the TA driveway, his wheels slid out from underneath him and he jack-knifed. The wrecker first tried to pull him from the front, didn't work, went to the back, hitched to his trailer, pulled him back off the the ice patch and he was FREE! he backed into the intersection and drove away!
The police came and said, you need to get this truck out of the way! DUH!!?? Some people can be so insightful at times!! Anyway, he got his chains out, and was able to then pull up the hill and saved himself a big Tow Truck bill!!! Yay!!
This driver was trying to drive up the exit driveway because the other truck was stuck in the entry driveway!! Well, he FORGOT the cardinal rule of driving up a hill on ice - DON'T hesitate! Keep moving! He hesitated, when he tried to get going again, he just slid and slid, banged in the front of his tanker pretty badly and was perpendicular in the driveway. When the wrecker pulled the top truck back into the road, and then another truck off another sheet of ice, then he finally came and pulled this guy out and FINALLY, many many hours later ALL of the trucks in the parking lot aisles were able to go on their way!!
This is the way the driveway looked this afternoon!! Completely clear, no ice and yet this AM this was sheer ice and the tanker truck was perpendicular to the direction of that Target truck.
Felt like a warm spring day this afternoon!! About 46 degrees.
The ice had all melted and little streams of water appeared!