Actually, it’s not the tunnel — though vehicles occasionally land in it — but the curve over the top of it that causes so many wrecks. Late yesterday, near the height of the storm, it got another one.
We got a call that a car was upside down in the ditch beside the tunnel, and a horse had broken through its gate and was running loose. It was boarder Lisa, and she had efficiently called 911, put the drenched but OK driver out of the wet, caught the horse, and put it in an empty pen. (It was my Kitty, so if you’re a boarder reading this, it wasn’t yours. And Kitty is also OK.)
I called Scott, since Billy was out making a round and he doesn’t have a cell phone. Scott told Billy, and he drove over to see what was going on. By that time it was dark, and the towing company decided to put off trying to get the upside-down car out until morning. It would have been very difficult on that dangerous curve, in the dark and blowing rain. It was quite a nasty storm.
This morning, they got at it right away. They righted it first, then hauled it up the bank.
Soon it was on the road, ready to load onto the truck. It looked remarkably good for a car that had spent the night upside down in a ditch. I imagine it was totaled, though.
As I walked back to the house, I spotted David on the roof of a tackroom, repairing roofing material that had been rolled up by the wind.
Many people don’t realize just how many skills that have nothing to do with horses you need to run a stable!