Last night we decided not to go to Elisabeth's surprise birthday party because of the storm. It wasn't snowing at all when I left Provo but when I reached Salem, I ran into whiteout conditions. Can I just say that having snow tires for the first time ever while living in Elk Ridge was the smartest thing we've ever done? I was able to get home without any problems at all. Jim had gone to the doctor and had Ammon with him so they were behind me by about a half hour. He, too, was able to get home without any difficulty but he said cars were off the road or stuck in the road as is usual in Elk Ridge. When I got home I noticed that the wind had blown one of our empty garbage cans over so I picked it up and put it back in place. There was no snow on top of it at 6:00 p.m. last night. There is now! I believe we have had a record snowfall. I don't know what time I will be able to get out of my driveway and down to work today but it's going to take some serious shoveling just to get out of the driveway. I haven't seen nor heard a snowplow come up our road since this storm began. Luckily, there is no school today - but that also means there is little motivation for the snowplows to get out early.
This is my morning view!