It was - 10 or so (No wind chill factored in..) in Carlyle, hate to think what it was at work. Carlyle was hit super hard, I am going to guess between 14 and 16 inches.
The road to Nashville (Illinois) was impassable, and north of Carlyle was also shut down due to a house fire and fire trucks getting stuck......
As a matter of fact I spent about 3/4 the day yesterday using my little electric blower and my hand shovel to get paths made to help keep it easy...... turns out the damn wind (really biting!) caused drifts like crazy, even forming a 4.5 foot drift across my neighbor and best friends driveway along with about 3 feet deep in my own driveway this morning.
After about 4 hours today, 2.5 in his and 1.5 in mine, we were dug out...... Sadly it would have been faster but my grandpas tractor being a diesel had gelled up...... first time he has ever had that happen.
I go to work tomorrow, which seems as if I willbe the first to make it in. I am the only one besides my boss with 4wd, and I am a bit nutzo I guess..... really I should just stay home, but money is nice, and 2.5 miles away, I could walk in my cold weather gear really.
I will end this with the numbnutz of the day picture......
This township guy (Who is supposed to know our roads) ended up plowing REALLY short of the actual road.... Instead of traveling between the STOP SIGN and the ROAD SIGN, He decided this (very super outrageously meticulous dudes) lawn needed to be the new road.
Then they brought in a grader and tried to pull it out by pulling it deeper in, instead of pulling it out the way it went in, which in turn broke the axle of the truck.
ENJOY my tax dollars being spent stupidly.
I literally think folks around here lost their minds over this snow..... the stores were empty, and people were insane.....