Thank goodness you’re okay. I live on a small island where it rains buckets all winter long. Island topography is challenging and the roads are like roller coaster tracks with many blind corners. I’ve twice come through close call vehicle situations that left me shaking ans weak.

Last year when there was a gas spill all over the road in front of our place. Well, I slid my van into our driveway “sideways” between two very old trees both our 100 feet tall. It was a very close call. My heart was thumping so loudly in my ears that I felt faint and queasy.

My husband quickly poured two giant bags of cat litter on the spill and saved some folks from having collisions or going out of control on this very busy and dangerously hooked corner. Our neighbours brought more cat litter to spread out too and when the highways department came they told us we did exactly the right thing. A bag of cat litter can provide instant absorbency for spills and can also provide traction on slippery wet pavement and even on ice. I now cart around large bag of cat litter in my vehicle every winter.