I considered the "heart attack snow" factor, so I only shoveled about as long as I'd normally walk on the treadmill, then take a break. I've also spaced it out over a couple of days and still have one car to dig out! Not much melted yesterday but I took my first drive through town to get breakfast. Big trees were broken everywhere. Being so wet, the snow just stuck to everything it touched, including power lines and trees. When I get my pictures transferred, I'll post one or 2. John
And don't forget wet heavy snow is also known as "heart attack snow" so just take your time shoveling. Peggy
Peggy, Laila and Angel Minchie
Be careful up there!
David and the CoolCyberCats
We finally got well over a foot of wet, heavy snow. I saw what I thought were electric lines laying across the back yard but it turned out they were the cable and internet lines. There was a big long stretch buried in snow but somehow, it stayed connected. I dug the car out yesterday and they plowed the road today so I'm no longer isolated. 2 blocks away they lost electricity for a while and my neighbor to the north had electric lines hanging so low, he couldn't have left his driveway even if the road had been clear. Now I have to shovel off my roof. There's a bend in it and if there's much snow on it, as it melts, the water backs up and leaks in, and this is probably the most snow there's ever been on it. I don't actually get on the roof, I just climb a ladder and shovel it from there. John
I guess we're paying for the unusually nice weather now. It's a wet, heavy snow, breaking trees and power lines. I started hearing transformers blow about 2:20 AM. I haven't lost electricity...yet...but I did lose internet and television before I got up this morning. Obviously, it's back now. I'll need to get out and shovel off my driveway and clean off the cars, though I don't think I'll be going anywhere until they plow this street. I didn't have to go to work in Kansas City last night, and I probably won't have to go in tonight, even though it's about 50 miles closer. John
John, drive safe! Just checked the radar and it's all around you and K.C., heading up to my area. Hoping it stays south. Peggy