Saturday, December 20, 2008

Winter Apocalypse 2008

It snowed eight to ten inches here a couple days ago, which basically brings the area to a complete standstill.  The infrastructure for plowing the streets isn't really in place like it is in Nebraska, and people don't have a clue how to drive on snowy and icy roads.  It took me about 25 minutes to drive a little under three miles this afternoon, a journey that normally takes something like 8 minutes.  Admittedly, one of the streets that I normally take was too steep to safely ascend, so I took an alternate route that would have normally added a couple minutes.  So, the trip took approximately 150% longer than usual.

1 comment:

Louise said...

The radio station I listen to had the best name for this winter storm: Snowocalypse.

Hope you are staying safe. We know how to drive in this weather - everyone else doesn't.