Friday, January 8, 2010

Southern Snow

fWednesday afternoon schools in our area were canceled while the sun shone in a beautiful blue sky. I thought this was a bit of an overreaction.... but this is what it looked like at 7:30am on Thursday.
It doesn't look like much but it made the roads quite slick. Unfortunately because this mess happens so infrequently our cities don't own a sufficient number of plows and sandtrucks.
My kids were not going to let a lack of snow prevent them from sledding. This was their ingenious idea. And yes my silly son is wearing crocs in snow, ice and freezing temps; he later changed to boots.
This is what northern Alabama looks like after 24 hours of bad weather. To northerners it looks like nothing but the roads are slick and there are no sand trucks to spread on anything but major roads. The temps are so low (14*) that nothing is melting. I have no idea how Madeleine is going to get back to college. Her regular route involves lots of country roads and hills; hopefully the highway overpasses will be cleared of ice and she can go that way instead on Saturday or Sunday.


RAnn said...

My big ones didn't have school this week, but the public schools north of Lake Pontchartrain closed today. My shift in the adoration chapel is from 9-10 on Friday nites, and I got a call saying they were closing at 9 for the next few nights.

Renee said...

An extended Christmas break?

Did y'all get bad weather or just cold?

Cynthia said...

Looks like the kids are having a TON of fun in the snow!

RAnn said...

My kids winter holiday started on Dec 23 and ends when they go back to school Monday, except for the little one in Catholic school, who went back this week (but she gets two more days at Mardi Gras than they do, and gets the day after the parish fair off). The weather is cold, but there was no ice--they were afraid it was going to be icy, but the rain stopped before it got too cold.

Renee said...

Nice long Christmas break.... glad you avoided the ice