I have a lot of pictures today!!
|It's the combination of snow and ice that makes things more difficult.|
|picture is courtesy of KansasCity.com|
When the city advisories said "STAY OFF THE ROADS", I don't think they meant driving off of them.
Last week, I wrote about the first wave of the snowstorm that blew through here on Thursday. With that storm most of the KC got between 10-16 inches of snow. Comparatively speaking that amount of snow isn't all that bad. I guess, you might disagree if you live in Phoenix or Orlando. Here in Kansas City that amount isn't unheard of but is a bit unusual. The upside to the snow...is that it is a lot of fun for the kids (the word "kid" here isn't defined by age) that came out in droves to play. I was going to post a picture of all the people on one of the local sledding hills. but after arriving, I couldn't find a parking spot. The hill was covered with all manner of people with sleds, toboggans, even sheets of plastic to slide around on this wintery slide. SPOILER ALERT!!! Just so you get to see some sledding pictures, I have added some to the bottom of the post.
ANYWHO... as I was saying.........That was last Thursday......and the snow wasn't done with us. After a couple of days of milder weather, round two came through. Tuesday of this week a second snow storm moved into the area clogging up the already snow packed roads. That brings me to a story that is a story about people being generous and kind. Really?? LOOK AT ME WRITING A FRIDAY NEWS STORY THAT IS ABOUT NICE PEOPLE.
Miracle of 74th Street
Emergency crews were called to a south side Kansas City neighborhood on Tuesday where a resident had collapsed of an apparent heart attack while trying to shovel out the snow from his drive. Unfortunately, when the ambulance tried to enter the unplowed street, it became stuck.