Drivers white-knuckling down for more winter weather

Thursday morning commute could be challenging

Video report by WFMZ's Tom Rader

EXETER TWP., Pa. - After wintry weather Wednesday morning, drivers are preparing for potentially slippery conditions on Thursday morning.

"Had a couple good snows at the beginning of December, but it's starting to get a little bit better now. Today was a little fun," said Doran Jaenke of Birdsboro. "We got there."

Getting "there" was a bit of a problem for many in Berks County. 

"I saw some cars sliding around. I had a couple people call off today, didn't quite make it in," Jaenke said. "It's a little slushy out here, so we'll see if it freezes over tonight or not."

Freezing temperatures have many concerned about icy roads. One man said he's prepared for the winter weather, since he's helming a new Jeep. 

"It's been great. I really haven't had much issues," Jaenke said. "I've been blessed with that, but it's one of the reasons that I got it."

Others in the area remain white-knuckled. 

"I am terrified to be in a car, period, so I am like hands hurting on the wheel, but my car was slipping a little bit," said Lindsay Gotthelf of Douglassville.

The wintry conditions don't help that auto anxiety. 

"This morning was not so good," Gotthelf said. "It was a little slick getting down the hill from my house, but not as bad as I thought it was gonna be."

But then, maybe you've got a nice boss.

"This morning, I didn't have to drive," said Andrew Matthews of Exeter Township. "I have a pretty good boss. He lets us work from home."

As we continue to work our way through winter and these "nuisance" storms, drivers will be keeping an eye out as more cold temperatures are expected. 

"Ice is something to not mess with. The snow is good to drive in, but the ice — you never know where it is," Matthews said.

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