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.