Waking up to winter wonderland was not really what I expected when arriving yesterday with 9 degrees Celsius and sun! But, that was the reality. And we had to deal with it.
With about 30 cm snow in just a few hours, and the snow still not willing to stop, we figured we should get going as soon as possible. Driving our self with summer tires was definitely not an option, so we had to make a plan B. That was to get a tow truck to drive us (and of course the car) down from the high altitude to where the snow turned to rain.
Our host helped us arrange this and about an hour later we were on the road again. We soon discovered that not everybody had taken precautions, and we ran into a car that had shifted sideways and smashed into the front of a bus. Luckily, nobody got hurt.
But, again the road lead upwards towards snowy altitude, and as we were not willing to take any chances, we stopped and some really nice locals called for a tow truck again. While we waited, we acted as “road help”, assisting others that were stuck in the snow by pushing them onward. I lost count of how many, but at least we got some exercise.
Bottom line; be prepared for the unexpected!