Okay, I think all you out-of-towners know we had some great struggle’s with yesterday’s visits. We made sure to get to the canine homes in the morning (Feb. 1), since they are much more dependent on us than felines. It wasn’t pretty, which was why we made the decision to forgo the feline homes. By noon, after watching the news, we knew our possibility of getting to your homes just “wasn’t going to happen.” The news was reporting stranded travelers could forget getting assistance, the entire city had shut down, law enforcement couldn’t get anywhere, and the state had declared a “state of emergency”. They also reported that unless you had a 4 wheel drive with at least a 2′ – 3′ clearance, don’t go out. We have no lift on our Jeep, but I think my husband has now proven his case for wanting one.
This morning (Feb. 2), we did get out and made it to our locations. The Tulsa streets are still terrible with 14″ of snow reported, but BA was much better. I can’t recall what the total amount was there, but they received much less. A special thank you to everyone for your patience and working with me during this storm. I know I’ve said we can get anywhere, but I guess I’ll need to amend this statement. How about “we can get everywhere, except when we have blizzards with record snowfall.”
Sharing a few pictures of what we experienced on the roads, plus some of your pets and homes.
Feb 1 morning drive a few hours into the blizzard
Let me in!!!
Husband shoveling a path on our driveway to get the Jeep out. Still lots of blowing snow with 40mph winds, but snowfall is done.
The day after--morning drive. Note: You only see 4x4's out there...very little traffic.
T-man thinks this is much better. Yup! The snow is reaching the bottom of his belly.
Abandoned car going the wrong way on Memorial. Had to avoid these all over the place, sometimes hopping medians if they blocked our lane.
Is a description really necessary?
Ummm...yes. It's up to my knee.
Abandoned in the middle of 71st
Street crews have done a good job getting at least one lane cleared on Memorial
Had to watch for abandoned semi's too. This one was jack-knifed on 41st. At least he's not blocking the road so bad now.
Guy trying to rescue his car he abandoned yesterday. Check out the snow drift on the building...probably 6 - 7 feet!
My neighborhood road. It's horrible as are others.