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Snowstorm here — a big one

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Folks, I made it back from an errand in Milwaukee this evening (went this afternoon, mind), but it wasn’t fun, and it wasn’t easy.

For those of you who live in Southeastern Wisconsin, please, stay home unless you absolutely have to go out. Most places will be closed, and rightfully so.

I know it sounds hypocritical for me to say, “Don’t go out” considering I was out in it, but I wish I’d have stayed home. The snow blew sideways, with visibility sometimes less than a few feet in front of me. No roads were cleared off, including the Interstate (I-94); there are severe white-out conditions along with heavy wind gusts up to fifty MPH.

I’m a good driver, and I’m cautious, so I made it. But considering how many four-wheel drive vehicles ended up in the ditch, not to mention more than a few 18-wheeler trucks (a whole lot of those guys need to learn how to slow down, too, I might add), I feel very fortunate to have made it back this evening.

So don’t be stupid. STAY HOME.

Written by Barb Caffrey

February 1, 2011 at 8:26 pm