Seriously, Don’t Drive! Really, We Mean It!

Some people believe the press catastrophizes storms in an attempt to scare people into reading the news. Mostly we just pass on what the National Weather Service says, which is often, in fact, scary. In this case, visibility has dropped to zero in some places, there’s people in the ditch all over the place, and…
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Driving Conditions Treacherous, Even In Town

The visibility in the country and fringes of town is absolutely horrible, and despite our small army of plows and sand/salt tossing folks, the roads are slippier than a greased monkey. (Go ahead, you try holding onto a greased monkey some time.) I ended up actually running a stoplight today when the light turned yellow,…
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Too Darn Much Snow

I took this photo when I realized you could tell how long a car had been in the parking lot by how much snow it had accrued. And that’s the other direction: Minnesota West Community and Technical College in the snow. On the bright side, I’m happy to report that this snow is light, dry…
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Snowstorm Approaching

I’m about to get into my car and attempt to drive, which may not be the wisest idea I’ve ever had. I’m hearing a lot of accidents on the scanner, most of which don’t sound serious, but many of which could have been. At least one vehicle rolled over, but the people in the car…
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Driving Conditions Still Pretty Yucky

The plowing is continuing today, but because there are so many more people on the road, there have been a lot more accidents than there were over the weekend and Christmas Day. It is not pleasant to drive out there. Even in places where most of the snow is gone, it’s still pretty slippery, because…
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