A terrifying wall of snow, wind, and ice tentatively being called a "snowboob" caused 96 cars to crash into each other on Highway 400 near Toronto, yet miraculously only three people were injured. Some of the cars were "nearly torn in half," according to CP24, which makes that figure all the more impressive.
Seriously, this does not look good:
Here's the front of the pileup on Highway 400, as seen from our chopper. 96 vehicles involved. pic.twitter.com/XRB79ZvQQf
— Chris Kitching (@chriskitching) February 27, 2014
And before you commenters, yes you lot, you know who you are, start making jokes about what a absolutely ridiculous name "snowboob" is, this what it looks like:
Check out this incredible photo of the snow squall just north of Toronto taken from the CTV Toronto chopper pic.twitter.com/z37h7mJ5Go
— CTV Toronto (@CTVToronto) February 27, 2014
I'm just impressed that those drivers even decided to leave their houses. If I saw that, I'd probably just decide to sit home and crap my pants all day in fear.
The "snowboob" gets its name for the "haboob" whether phenomenon, which entails a giant wall of dust created by a massive squall. In this case, it's not dust, but snow, that makes up the haboob. Thus, "snowboob."
Say "snowboob" as many times as you want, it's still absolutely nuts.
Photo credit: Ontario Provincial Police