Snow slows Kansas City pace to a country crawl
The Kansas City Star
Pedestrians bundled against the cold and snow walked on the pavement of normally busy Kansas City streets this morning.
Rush hour took a snow day. That happens here when 12 to 14 inches of heavy wet snow blankets the ground, and commuters get stuck in their driveways and on unplowed neighborhood streets.
Snowplows, however, did keep busy streets clear enough for traffic to get through. They included Independence Avenue, Truman Road, Gillham Road, Oak Street and Grand Boulevard.
Interstate 70 was nearly empty of vehicles, though clear for traffic. Some men, who were walking in the street, carried shovels.
It looked like a scene from America circa 1930 when the pace of life was a lot slower.
It’s a great day for guys with shovels to make a buck or two helping people clean off their sidewalks, driveways or get clear of where they might have gotten stuck in the snow. It’s also a good day to stay home and enjoy the soaps.