Friday, January 24, 2014
This morning the storm had passed, but created enough hazards from ice alone to shut the city down until the temperature warms up. Last night people were stranded on bridges and overpasses. Those that could, abandoned their vehicles. Others had to wait for help to arrive. More stuck cars this morning. Tow trucks are busy clearing away the abandoned cars. So far the accidents have been minor but the count is high.
My front porch looked wet so I opened the storm door, crouched down and touched a spot. Solid Ice. After that I put the crockpot on high with carrots, potatoes, and a pork tenderloin to simmer, I spent a few hours at the computer doing revisions.
We've got it good, though. I can't help thinking about the people buried under snow, ice, and freezing temperatures that will take days to receive any kind of relief. Our relief should begin around noon as the temperatures rise.
How did the huge front affect your area?