Businesses all over town were closed. Drivers have NO IDEA how to drive on snow and ice! Consequently, during the morning rush hour there was accident after accident. All of the Schools AND universities were closed! Some roads were closed. In a town that is already littered with obstacles like steep hills and rivers and creeks running right through town, closing any road becomes logistical chaos. The news teams were all over town reporting on the difficulties that the snow brought. It was a nightmare!
Maddie and Ratchlet enjoyed the extra day off from "school". The Big Guy's employer had an announcement on their phone that they would be closed until Sunday night! Poor T.A. had to work, however, but at least not until afternoon so he avoided the worst of the traffic.
Austin just isn't geared for snow. They only have a few snow plows. They have no salt for bridges and overpasses. Cold and snow in combination can lead to electrical outages. This just isn't a snow town!!
But today we had snow. It's hard to believe, but Austin in the middle of Texas, was shut down due to snow! All I can say is wow! Just wow!
Yep, we had approximately 1/2 of an inch of snow accumulation with drifts of snow up to 1 1/2 inches deep!!! No wonder Austinites thought this was Armageddon!!
(I know, I know, sarcasm is mean, but come on, there wasn't even enough "Snow" around to make a decent-sized snowball!!)
|This was last year's snow. Today we had LESS than this!!|