That's what I don't get. We had maybe 6" this AM and the plows were cranking at their best.
It was 1-2 of mashed potatos everywhere. On most roads you could cruise at 30-40mph. This was at 06:00.
We've had maybe 9-12" so far, but the freeways are now all clear and wet. (and salty
) The secondary roads are a little slushy and wet, but normal speeds all around. Its 34F and most things are melting / packing down.
OTOH, this is heart-attack snow, folks. Cold cement. So take it easy and give yourself breaks. Let the snow blower cool off a bit and have a beer in between.
The NWS / Chicago media hype machine were hyperventilating about this all night. I think it gave all slackers a reason to blow off work (and me a reason to go home 3 hours early).
Time for a run to the liquor store.