The weather guessers got it right this time. Snow was predicted for around lunchtime and it started right on cue. Big flakes. Lots of them. Supposed to continue off and on until early tomorrow morning.
I have been listening to the scanner this afternoon. Normally on a weekday it is pretty quiet. Today the chatter is constant. Crashes everywhere. Vehicles sliding off the roads. Not long ago one of the police officers requested a plow to make a couple of swipes at their parking lot so they could get the police cars in and out.
Oldest son stopped in a few minutes ago. His workplace had sent their employees home early. Son said that not much was being accomplished anyway. He said whenever he stopped his forklift, the tires would just spin when trying to move again.
His drive between home and work normally takes a half hour. This afternoon it took him an hour and 15 minutes. There was maybe 5 inches of snow on the ground then, but it is heavy and wet, and where vehicle tires have packed it down it is just like ice. He said there were very few places where there were no cars in the ditch and one point there was a car in the median and another across the road laying on its top. At another point on the freeway the entire road was blocked by cars stuck in the snow.
Son said he roared through the next town over at a whopping 15 mph. Said he just slid through a couple of intersections here in town. Said he was glad to be home.
Methinks it is about time for a nice cup of cocoa.