It decided to snow this morning- again.
What a time too, New Year's Eve.
When my daughter has to work until late in the night.
We decided to brave the roads and get Taylor
so she'd be safe and warm at our place.
This is our road,
not a chance without four wheel drive.
They don't plow or salt here,
perhaps a cinder or two somewhere along the line
and only on the county road at the bottom of the ridge.
We generally plow ourselves
but it has to be about 2 inches deep before the plow is effective.
Salt obviously had no impact.
This is making our way down the ridge top.
As we neared town the roads became much better.
This is US Silica where we often have to stop
when they shut down the road to bring train across.
You saw this in the first photo.
Most times it is only a car or two,
sometimes part of a train.
Sometimes there is a 10 minute wait
when a larger train gets into position.
After making it to Eureka,
and towing my daughter's car to the top of the hill
so she could get out, we made our way back home.
Back to the tire tracks in the snow.
Past our subdivision's semi frozen lake
at the bottom of the ridge.
Even four wheel drive struggled to get up the hill.
Now even you can't make it back down.
My husband went to plow as best he can.
Our neighbors are stuck in in the middle of the turn
on the way down the hill.
In a Jeep (???)
My husband went to see if he can help
and they just now managed to get out.
In the meantime,
Taylor is trying her best to eat every flake that falls.
Saves us from plowing it.
Stay safe tonight.
Stay off the roads if possible.
Happy New Year!