Monday, January 28, 2013

A CHALLENGING MORNING ON THE STREET

Snow, lots of it, maybe eight to ten inches, fell during the night.  
I had the choice of putting in time on the treadmill in the basement or putting on boots. 
 I really hate the treadmill.  So I headed toward Main Street 
with hopes that the sidewalks had been cleared.

Um---no.  
 The snow on the sidewalks was almost over the tops of my boots.

The streets were also deep in snow but that didn't keep people home.
It was business as usual.

School had been canceled in some districts, but not here.

Crews were busy clearing the parking lots.

Trucks were hauling it away.

The roar of snow throwers was everywhere.

Fire hydrants have marker poles attached so they can be
located even when the town is in deep snow.

A challenge to walk in, but still more fun than the treadmill in the basement.


video
The only ones who seemed to have problems were the college students.
My video shows one stuck in a heap of snow in the middle of the street.
Two guys stopped their big pickup trucks and got out to help.
If you listen you can hear the one helper ask the stuckee,
"Ain't you ever drove in the snow?"