I must warn you all that I am really crabby! We haven’t had a terrible amount of snow this winter, probably only about a foot, but our streets look as though we live in southern Minnesota after a big blizzard. Our town has a very sad history of snow removal, and after 30 years of living here, I still can’t get used to it. I slide through intersections and almost get stuck on the side streets on my way home. There are vehicles and trailers parked on the streets around where we live that haven’t been moved in months, and you can tell because there are piles of snow where the city plows have had to work around them.
We are friends with a guy who works for the city and who runs one of the snow plows. He tells us that if it snows and if it seems like it might warm up and the snow might melt, they won’t plow. They try to let the warming temps melt the snow. If it turns to ice, so be it. At least they save the city money. When they do plow, they scrape everything in front of the driveway so we have to shovel to be able to get the vehicles out. It is maddening!
One April about 25 years ago we had a terrible snow storm that dumped about a foot of snow. Because it was predicted to get warm, they didn’t plow, and we almost destroyed the undercarriage of our vehicle driving over ice ruts in the street because it didn’t warm up, and all the snow just compacted and made every trip in the car a jostling nightmare. Now I hear that another Arctic air mass will hit us on Sunday. Enough, already!!
What do you do to cheer up? How is snow removal handled where you live?