I don't think AAA has "pollen-covered and slippery" in their traffic-report jargon, but it would work today. The trees are in bloom in early May and that means pollen getting washed onto the pavement during a good soaking rain like we're having today.
I just got back from giving Eileen a ride to work and the road was frequently covered in yellow pollen that looked like someone had a truck full of Indian rice (heavy on the turmeric) and was shoveling it out onto the street sporadically. A few pieces of that good naan bread would have been nice, but it wasn't on the agenda.
Wheeler Road looked like it was ready to call itself Pollen Nation.