Motorist: "We felt like we were in th...

Motorist: "We felt like we were in the Bermuda Triangle."

There are 6 comments on the Argus Leader story from Feb 3, 2011, titled Motorist: "We felt like we were in the Bermuda Triangle.". In it, Argus Leader reports that:

The ground blizzard that halted traffic and closed Interstate 29 from Watertown to the North Dakota border had stranded motorists improvising to stay warm until search and rescue crews began to arrive in the pre-dawn hours this morning.

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big Jim

Highmore, SD

#1 Feb 5, 2011
you were in the Bermuda Triangle of a whole lot of public officials whom lack the nads' to take any responsibility . . the Troopers are blaming the sheriff and the local dispatch crew, the Troopers dropped the ball and they are damn lucky nobody got killed, The Trooper in charge of that section of hiway simply did not do his job protecting the public, why he/she choose to be derelict in their duty may reflect on the troopers command structure or lack thereof..
Anything Goes

Britton, SD

#2 Feb 6, 2011
big Jim wrote:
you were in the Bermuda Triangle of a whole lot of public officials whom lack the nads' to take any responsibility .. the Troopers are blaming the sheriff and the local dispatch crew, the Troopers dropped the ball and they are damn lucky nobody got killed, The Trooper in charge of that section of hiway simply did not do his job protecting the public, why he/she choose to be derelict in their duty may reflect on the troopers command structure or lack thereof..
It was an unexpected, unpredicted, ground blizzard.. there is NO cut and dry FIX to these things that happen unexpectedly. UNBELIEVABLE. Sometimes, things do not always go well in these situations. They are human. Lessons were learned.The results were that all are well, and complaining about it, isn't going to change anything. Do not travel in the winter without the proper survival needs and a full tank of gas. Why would anyone keep going "into" conditions that are impossible? Some of these people also put rescue personel in danger.
Big Jim

Highmore, SD

#3 Feb 6, 2011
people kept going into it because the road remained open. . how is survival gear going to help when a semi runs over your loved ones in a snow drift, somebody was derelict in their duty. .period.
Any Thing Goes

Pierpont, SD

#4 Feb 9, 2011
Big Jim wrote:
people kept going into it because the road remained open.. how is survival gear going to help when a semi runs over your loved ones in a snow drift, somebody was derelict in their duty..period.
OH MY GOD. There you go, BIG JIM! People "just kept going into it because the road wasn't closed" That semi situation is just your wild imagination, getting the best of you. It didn't happen now did it. What if, what if? The terrain in that area causes many variations to the weather and conditions, in a blink of the eye. It is just like the white out fog conditions that happen in that area. People need to use discretion. Just because a road is open, does not mean that it should be travel on. Take responsibility for your own safety, and you will not have to blame anyone else. I have read numerous articals about how some of these people had little to no GEAR with them...and little gas in there cars. Also many comments from LE officials and search and rescue, that RISKED losing there own lives to rescue stranded motorists. WE ALL KNOW what kind of winter we are having. There is no excuse for not being prepared.
Big Jim

Highmore, SD

#5 Feb 19, 2011
yer full of it . .
Anything goes

Sisseton, SD

#6 Feb 25, 2011
Big Jim wrote:
yer full of it ..
Full of the truth.

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