Because it is hypnotizing. For five minutes, car after car runs onto highway shoulders or successfully hits the brakes or rams into the trunks of their neighbors' Tahoes. And just when you think it's over, noPE: there are 20 more cars traveling in whiteout conditions and ready to join the fray.
Bet with your friends on which car makes it! THAT'S a snowday activity.
Bonus hilarious NASCAR reference from eye witness and Germantown police officer Tim Miller: “If people watch Nascar, and they watch the Daytona 500 or Talledega, where they wait for what’s called the Big Crash, where all the cars crash because they’re all so close together, that’s what this was like — only there was nobody there to stop it with a yellow flag and slow all the other cars down,” Miller said.