Driving in winter-like conditions: 'I didn't mind it in December, but this is getting ridiculous'

Craig Hull reminds people to slow down, keep it in four-wheel drive, and give everybody else a lot of room.

Posted: Apr 4, 2018 11:40 PM
Updated: Apr 5, 2018 6:26 AM

ALBERT LEA, Minn. – Even with less than ideal road conditions due to weather, driving can be unavoidable.

Craig Hull calls this weather unwelcome.

“I didn't mind it in December, but this is getting ridiculous,” Hull said, “What are we, three weeks away from May?”

“I just came up from Iowa,” Hull added. “I'm heading up to the Mayo Clinic and we just hit this north of Des Moines, it's a mess.”

He’s one of many drivers venturing out in the storm to get from point A to point B.

“I've seen a couple of nasty little wrecks but not too much,” Hull said. “Everybody up here knows how to drive at least so that helps.”

It’s weather that makes drivers like Hull take extra precautions to stay safe.

“Yeah, slow down, keep it in four-wheel drive, that's the number one thing,” Hull said. “Don't use your cruise unless you have to, and give everybody else a lot of room. You know how that goes right.”

It’s also weather that makes people just want to stay put.

“I'm going to get into Rochester and put the truck away,” Hull said, “and then I don't have to go back south til Saturday so hopefully this will all be over by then.”

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