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Pretty but bad weather...

We've had big, fluffy flakes falling most of the day, which is so gorgeous. However, the roads are awful. I drove my kids today because I had a meeting first thing, and we saw over a dozen (not exaggerating) people stuck and/or crashed into curbs on the main hill leading to school alone! One of those was a teacher, who was trapped behind someone who had crashed into another person's yard. What a mess!

It got better for a bit, and by the time I came out of the meeting (which was loooong because we have a new principal), it looked like it might taper off. Well, I went back to help with D's class (a weekly appointment -- and man, were those kids wound up?!!), and when I came out the second time, the snow had picked up again, and the roads were again worsening. Yeesh...I don't blame the district, of course. It's not like they could have known the roads would be this slick.

The snowfall, itself, isn't that much (maybe six inches overall), but the air is just cold enough for the slickness to build up. Anyway, it made me very glad I had a Subaru (and I still had to drive very slowly).

So on this chilly and wintery Weds, stay safe! :) (Some of you probably have 60s and sunshine, so just enjoy it for me too, okay?)

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beachdog
Jan. 11th, 2012 09:45 pm (UTC)
Bet the pick-ups and SUV's didn't slow down ;o)
robinellen
Jan. 11th, 2012 10:11 pm (UTC)
Many of them didn't, which is why so many of them were on the sides of the roads, stuck at the curbs ;)
tracyworld
Jan. 11th, 2012 10:03 pm (UTC)
I was creeping down my street this morning and still slid past the stop sign into the next street. Fortunately, no one was coming!

And now I get to go back out and drive some more. Yuck.
robinellen
Jan. 11th, 2012 10:12 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I slid through a couple stop signs too...I was also lucky. Stay safe!
enchanted_jae
Jan. 12th, 2012 03:03 am (UTC)
We had 50's and sunshine today (bizarre!), but the shit snow is supposed to begin hitting the fan later tonight. There's a possiblity I may have to spend Thursday night with my aunt. Not that I don't love her, but if I'm going to be snowed in, I'd rather be at home, you know?
robinellen
Jan. 12th, 2012 03:50 am (UTC)
Oh, I get that! Be safe (and maybe come home before the onslaught?)!
patesden
Jan. 12th, 2012 02:27 pm (UTC)
I have a Jeep, but I'm a slow poke too.

Here in Vermont the skies are very gray and I suspect the snow will start any time.
robinellen
Jan. 12th, 2012 02:58 pm (UTC)
We woke to sunshine and glittering snow framed by blue sky...but the wind is still icy! Be safe out there :)
rowanda380
Jan. 12th, 2012 06:22 pm (UTC)
I am so glad we haven't had any real heavy snow here in Cbus as of yet!
robinellen
Jan. 12th, 2012 10:57 pm (UTC)
You're lucky -- do you usually get a lot of snow?
rowanda380
Jan. 13th, 2012 02:57 pm (UTC)
usually, though I jinx myself, snowed last night :0)
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