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    I spent the entire  night driving people around town with my all wheel drive. While I was out, I documented some of the crazy stuff I saw. 

    It was 4:30 p.m. The rain had just turned to snow. I  pulled through downtown towards Hoosierville and saw dedicated ticket scalpers out in the mush slinging U of L game tickets. I panicked as I returned from Indiana via the Second St. Bridge. It appeared that someone had stolen my city! 

     

     

     I wondered why all the people didn't call for Lyft to ferry them to the Yum Center from their parking spaces instead of walking through the cold wet mush. It seemed like it would be worth the $5 minimum to me.  Everyone I spoke to throughout the night that got a Lyft was very grateful as they had been trying to get taxis for hours. 

     

    I saw a moving truck turned sideways across Eastern Parkway around 8 p.m. I didn't get a photo of that, but I did see lots of abandoned cars - mostly going westward  up the Eastern Parkway hill right before Poplar Level Rd. Abandoned cars seemed pretty common throughout the city. I stopped at them to make sure no one was inside them and hurt. This truck slid off I-65 South, down the embankment and ended up stuck in the ditch along Arthur Street.


     

    I'm not sure who, but someone tried to take out one of the last few of an endangered species.  Would it be cheesy to say, "Here's a quarter panel - call someone who cares?"

     

     

     

     

     

     

    I have to say I was proud to see quite a few Louisville  do-gooders out in trucks towing people out of ditches and such.  It's just one more reason to love Louisville, even though several out of towners last night were stunned at the city's  "preparation."

    I bet this guy was grateful for that. His mini-van went right off the side of the road and the back end turned upward. He then tried to gun his engines and back out of the ditch. "Dude. When your bumper is kissing the ground, you can't back out of it." It was lucky for him there were two trucks behind him when it happened; they set to work towing him out. 

     

    That's about the extent of the most exciting pictures I got. I didn't get the moving truck, the jerk girls who threw a snowball at my car, the multiple people I helped use the "floor mat trick" to get unstuck or the car that slid back and forth on  I-65 about 5 a.m. in front of me, narrowly missing the concrete divider but hitting another car. Nor did I get a picture of the poor man stranded in the cold at Kroger on Outer Loop with two carts full of groceries. He had been on the phone trying to get a Yellow Cab for three hours when Kroger decided to shut early and put him out in the cold and snow.  When morning came, folks had to find ways to the airport from their hotels, because the airlines were running but hotel shuttles were not.  

     

     

    If I venture out again tonight, I will try harder to get better photos. If you do venture out, just keep it below 20 miles per hour, pay attention to what you feel under you and stay off the freeways. The best idea, however, is probably to snuggle up somewhere nice and warm to read about the chaos on Louisville.com.

     

    Header Photography: I don't know how this car managed to spin out into the area between the trees there. It was perplexing to look at.
    Photos by Jessica Lynn

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    About Jessica Lynn

    Jessica Lynn has been writing for Louisville.com since fall of 2010 and has also been published in LEO, Velocity, Voice-Tribune and others after serving as Editor in Chief of The JCC student newspaper, The Quadrangle. She has also served as columnist or contributing writer to an array of online publications.

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