Arizona's big Centennial Celebration was held over the weekend in the Phoenix area. Today, it was school as usual. Or at least it started that way. An unexpected snowstorm blew in a little after 6 a.m. (after the school buses were already on the road) and it got worse as the day wore on.
Finally, at 1:15 they announced that school was closing early and everyone should carefully drive home as soon as possible. I packed up my stuff and headed out to the parking lot 2 hours earlier than usual.
As I was sweeping the heavy, wet snow off my car's windows, I heard a loud "ka-pow!" behind me. I turned around to see that two trucks had collided on the highway that runs through town and past the school, not too far from where I stood. I grabbed my camera and took the above shot while the two vehicles were still slowly sliding to a standstill on the icy road.
Luckily, no one seemed to be hurt and the damage appeared to fall in the category of "fender-bender." Because they were blocking one of the southbound lanes, it made a mess of traffic. The police were just arriving as I drove away. And, trust me, I drove very, very carefully all the way home.