The first “real” snow of the season was exciting. It turned out that Colorado went straight to blizzard. A new Jeep Renegade, a foot of snow, and of course excitement at the prospect of getting to drive in snow. Time to see what the TrailHawk can do.
The sun is still down in Aurora at 5 a.m. The commute ends at Ft. Carson at 9:30. This is normally a 60 min commute.
Southbound on E-470 to I-25 two cars needed to be pulled out of drifts. The drivers of the vehicles needed to be pulled back on to the road in a foot of snow. It is fun to be the stranger that gets to help.
The freeway southbound was stopped at exit 181.
It took 40 mins for a 100 car pile up to be cleared from I-25. Then it was time to pull a police cruiser out of a drift.
The road was plowed for a distance, then was snowed in. There were not a lot of vehicles, and the ones that were there, were mostly Jeeps and Subarus. By now the cabin was warm, so it was time to turn off the heated seat and steering wheel. After all that, this was the failure of the morning.
So the next time some d@mn fool says a Renegade isn’t a “real” jeep…