If you’re familiar with concrete, then you’re familiar with the miserable mess we’re faced with around here! Beginning last evening, about five inches of snow fell. Sometime overnight, it changed to freezing rain which added about a half an inch of ice on top of the snow. By daybreak, every twig, branch and power line was encrusted with ice. Then the freezing rain switched over to a heavy, steady downpour, while the temperature barely edged above the freezing point. Yucckk! The shovels struggle to penetrate the top crust of ice and the saturated snow below is dense and unbelievably heavy.
There’s an old expression which we sometimes ascribe to inefficient public works departments: “The Good Lord brought it. Let the Good Lord take it away.” Thankfully, our little town has a much more effective snow removal policy, but we’re thinking this adage is going to have to be our motto for the next 24 hours or so!