I didn't want to go to bed last night because I was afraid I would miss the snow that was in the forecast. When I finally went to bed, there was sleet, but no snow. I woke up at 4:15am and rushed to the window, hoping to see snow and I wasn't disappointed! Beautiful white snow covered the grass and sidewalk! I excitedly woke up Husband, who wasn't as thrilled as I was. It's not a lot of snow, not quite an inch, but it has completely shut this city down. It is hard for me to reconcile the amount of snow outside with the havoc it has caused. Everywhere else I have lived, this amount of snow wouldn't cause anyone to think twice about going out. But that wasn't the case here. Roads are closed, including parts of the interstate. We can see the interstate from our apartment and cars were not moving on it at all! Schools, businesses, and government offices are all closed. The buses are barely running. The police cars were equipped with tire chains so they could navigate the slick roads. According to the news, emergency personnel have responded to over 200 car wrecks in about 8 hours. Combine people who don't know how to drive in snow with sleet followed by snow and you have a very dangerous driving situation. Thankfully, Husband and I didn't have to go into work. We are quickly becoming the most popular people in our apartment complex because we own three car brushes/ice scrapers, and we are loaning them out to the people who are using credit cards to scrape the ice off of their cars. Husband says we should start charging!
The snow barely covered the grass. Not snow angel snow or snowman snow, but it's still snow!
Help! It's up to my baby toe!
This is the north bound interstate, about 6 hours after the snow.
Snow covered rooftops! If you look beyond the roof, you can see semi-trucks waiting for the roads to clear.
Snow on our car.
Blowing snow; the closet I came to seeing real snow falling.
Snow makes me happy, especially when I don't have to go anywhere in it!