Today on Valentines Day, people in the midwest are TRYING to dig out of the 12 inches of snow, or more. Underneath the snow is at least 3 inches of ice, or more. I know it sleeted here for 12 hours or more, before the snow came. Then when it did, it was a blizzard. Very dangerous conditions on the roads, even for those that were plowed. Most interstates have been plowed, but secondary roads may not be.
Today I worked a long time just trying to uncover our small porch. I hammered at it with a shovel, and couldn't get the ice to break. It still is ice and snow covered. No way will I tackle the side walk. The snow is so hard, you can walk on it in places in the yard. When you fall through it, it comes halfway to your knees, or to your knees in places. While out with Zeke today, he fell through the snow, and it came half way up to his chest. That's deep!
Today the sun is shining, but the frigid temperatures do not allow any of this to melt. While out today, the sun shining on the branches of the trees, was so pretty. All the trees are layered in ice. They look like ice sculptures, glistening in the sun.
My prayers go out to all of those who have to work today. Even though many businesses have been closed. All schools are closed. I hear that this will hit the east coast today. Good luck east coast! You will need it!