Lots of oddities in the news recently:
- There was a shooting at Wal-Mart on Monday (follow up here, related).
- Something shut down a HUGE stretch of highway this afternoon. Happens to be the main highway leading into town right by the airport. Also happens to be the highway that I travel most often, as I live right off of it. Guess who got to take the scenic route home from work today? Anyway, I asked a traffic control official at the end of the eastbound detour if there was a wreck or something. He said it was “something at the airport.” I sent the tip into Ruffin Prevost along with a pic of the detour just past my driveway. Will be watching the headlines for this news item…
- In news of the funny, I was listening to the radio at work today and the weather break came on. You can’t get a lot of specifics on the weather breaks because the station covers a large area that can have very different weather patterns (the joys of being surrounded by mountains). I typically don’t give much attention to them, but something caught me ear, “Lows tonight as cold as 2 above.” Say what?!?!?!?!? I listened a bit more closely and the highs tomorrow are supposed to be in the upper 20’s with lows down just above zero tomorrow night. I immediately burst out in laughter and got to thinking, maybe global cooling is expanding…. 😀 Chalk another one up for masculine intuition.
UPDATE: Just got a reply from Ruffin Prevost and he heard that it is something along the lines of a suspicious package. Road is still closed. ***Developing***
UPDATE 2: The story is up on BG.com