Heroic ef­forts save the day twice

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - THE SOCIAL PAGE -

I would like to ex­tend a heart­felt thanks to sev­eral peo­ple for help­ing me get to work safely (al­beit later than ex­pected) dur­ing treach­er­ous driv­ing con­di­tions one morn­ing.

I started out for work by my usual morn­ing route, which in­cludes a drive down Stur­geon Road North, an un­paved road, to con­nect with the Perime­ter High­way.

Un­for­tu­nately, as I ap­proached this stretch of road, I im­me­di­ately re­al­ized I had made a mis­take. The road was un­plowed and cov­ered in deep snow. I came to a halt when my car be­came firmly stuck in the drift.

Although I was block­ing traf­fic, drivers stopped to res­cue me, try­ing to dis­lodge my car. The snow­plough op­er­a­tor tried to clear a spot in front of me to get out, but it wasn’t enough to get clear.

I thanked the other drivers and sent them on, while the snow­plough driver strapped my car to the plough and pulled me to a clear spot to turn around and head to an­other route. Heroic ef­forts all around. To those who helped the red Toy­ota on Stur­geon Road on a re­cent morn­ing, you are all an­gels!

Once I was back on Inkster Boule­vard, I thought I was back on track un­til I tried to take the clover­leaf to ac­cess the Perime­ter North. Stuck again!

This time, a young lady be­hind me pulled out a shovel and pro­ceeded to help me to dig out my car so I could get go­ing. We weren’t suc­cess­ful, as there was just too much snow.

She tried to push my car free, but no luck. Two other fel­lows in a pick-up stopped and helped also, and we fi­nally dis­lodged me from my snowy prison.

To the folks who helped the same lit­tle red Toy­ota on the clover­leaf to the Perime­ter, you rock.

I hope all the peo­ple who helped me know how much it meant that they swooped in to the res­cue so that I could get to work safe and sound. You all de­serve a medal. I won’t for­get what you did. Thank you.

You re­in­forced my faith in hu­man­ity.

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