Wednesday, December 21, 2011

'Tis The Season For Winter Storms


I was cutting the grass and raking the leaves on Monday. Yes you read correctly, deciding whether or not to put out grass seeds in the winter is one of the luxuries of living in the south. I haven't been in a good snow storm since I left the north. Completely oblivious to there being snow elsewhere I found out that at least 5 states have been hit pretty bad by winter storms--and when I say bad, I mean bad. Unfortunately, the storm claimed six lives.
"Authorities still were reporting snow drifts of up to 10 feet high in southeast Colorado, and Texas officials warned drivers to stay off the road in the Panhandle so crews would have a clear path to remove ice and snow. Major highways in the western half of the Oklahoma Panhandle remained closed.

Still, officials reopened Interstate 40 in the Texas Panhandle and New Mexico, and portions of Interstate 70 in western Kansas that had been closed. New Mexico reopened a closed section of Interstate 25, the main highway from Santa Fe to the Colorado line after crews cleared drifts as high as 5 feet. The storm dumped as much as 15 inches of snow as it hit parts of five states.

At least 40 people were stranded at the Longhorn Motel on Main Street in Boise City, Okla., where manager Pedro Segovia said blowing snow had created drifts 2- and 3-feet high and closed the main road.

"Some people cannot even get out of their houses. There is too much snow," Segovia said. "It's was blowing." source -Huffington Post

Be safe out there and enjoy the holidays.

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