Many Kansas Citians brave snowstorm
The Kansas City Star
Kansas City has not been hit with a heavy snowstorm in years.
That’s why getting to work this morning was a struggle for those among us who aren’t weather wimps. But being intrepid today wasn’t easy.
It took the snowstorm a while to arrive. The first flakes didn’t start falling until between 6:30 and 7 a.m.
But when they did start to hit, they came down with a fury. Just shoveled driveways had to be quickly scooped out again for drivers to make good their an escape.
Then getting on to main streets was no cakewalk. Main drags such as Independence Avenue and Truman Road in the Northeast area were just as bad as the back roads.
Traffic lights? All stops especially on hills ensured that motorists wouldn’t go again. Red lights today were only a cautionary thing for a lot of cars and trucks that kept right on through the stoplights.
Where are the snowplows? As usual Kansas City crews were way behind the wintry onslaught.
It may be a while before motorists have an easy commute. Temperatures will be in the teens for the lows through the weekend with no sunny days until Saturday.
That’s when Mother Nature’s plows make Kansas City street crews look as if they did the job people have been waiting for.
But look out. On Monday, we’ll face a snowstorm again. This is winter, you know.