We weathered Snowmagedon, as they've labeled this storm. It indeed lived up to its hype, at least in my neck of the woods. I'll get out later and take some pictures of the drifts. Some of them are huge, from what I can see outside in the dark with just the porch light shining. I can only guess at the snowfall totals, thanks to the drifting; but we're thinking we got at least ten inches. Locations to the east got even more.
I-70 was closed across the state. Cliff's place of employment never has snow days, but they had one yesterday and are having another one today. Road crews couldn't work because visibility was zero, thanks to the blowing snow.
I've actually enjoyed watching this storm outside my window and on television, although the fact that my sister-in-law's car is sitting in a ditch five miles from home is sort of a downer. Cliff and the grandson, Arick, went to her rescue and got her home. Cliff said he had never seen anything like it, with no way to see the road, and big drifts everywhere. Rena works for one of those places that really doesn't care what happens to their employees; they expect them to show up. They sent them home three or four hours early yesterday, but only because the highway in front of the place was being closed.
My daughter spent last night at a motel near her work location; I'm glad, because even though her car gets around well in the snow, it's small, and would never have cleared the drifts; Cliff said Arick's big four-wheel-drive pickup barely plowed through some of them.
Looking at our ten-day forecast on weather.com, I see little hope for a real warmup in the immediate future.