We have had a lot of snow this winter, a little more than we usually do have. Our area is in the snow belt, getting the lake effect snow from Lake Erie. But this year, we outdid ourselves in accumulated snow. We’ve had over 170 inches of snow and much of it has lingered longer than usual. We got the heaviest snowfall at the beginning of December, almost three feet of snow in three days. That meant snow had to be shoved into gigantic piles in order to open driveways and roads. Although our community has good plans for snow removal in winter, the December snowfall taxed our road crew to the max.
Not only did they have to deal with snow removal, we then had the very low temperatures and water lines froze and sometimes broke. The men had to see out the breaks and repair them. What a job.
The picture shows how the heavy snowfall collected on roofs and made treacherous overhanging cliffs of snow.
Soon it will be spring, but it’s not here yet. We are expecting another snow storm starting some time this evening. The way out is through! We will dress warmly, clear our paths, our driveways and our roads and venture out to shop, attend meetings and visit again as soon as the storm is over.