Mid-morning yesterday, a VDOT contract snow-worker came through with a pitifully small blade–two passes, east and west–and if we’d gotten all the snow we were going to get for the day, it would have helped.
We got another six inches yesterday afternoon. We don’t expect the real snowplows to come through for several days, so we’ll soon be making powdered milk for cereal.
Today is the pragmatic bookend to yesterday’s somewhat more passive and aesthetic sit-and-watch.
Just digging out one car and shoveling a path to the firewood will be a good day’s work.
We have it good. Those folks in the 15 mile backup in the dark cold on I-81 this morning are not so lucky.
This is a serious situation for many. And offering help will largely be limited to those neighbors in need you can reach on foot–that, no easy matter. This is the first snow where I’ve thought “it would be nice to have snowshoes.”
Click the image for a winter gallery at Flickr, or go to this link. Winter ’13’14 Set