Thank heavens the Atlantic coast did what she does best and turned most if not all of this weekend's predicted snowfall into rain. In doing so, she averted the 6+ inches we were meant to receive, and also removed quite a bit of what was left from previous storms. That's the good news. The bad new is that as innocent as the sugar-dusting of snow may have looked this morning, there was Narnian-like witchcraft afoot (quite literally!) and what seemed innocuous and picturesque was really a treacherous sheet of ice. After an aborted attempt to leave the house (which resulted in an embarrassing interpretive dance in the middle of my driveway) I remembered my fall-back plan.
In the absence of Sherpa DNA, either of these run a close second.Highly recommended for navigating black ice that is
cleverly masked by a morning coating of alleged snow.*
* Best if donned before you leave the house, to avoid false starts and discomposure