Saturday, January 7, 2017

Vancouver's snow situation.

Up here in Canada we always have warm winters, but every once in a while, around every 20 years or so we get a doozy. This is the Year for the doozy. We've had snow and ICE on the ground for 5 weeks as of Jan 9. (it's not about to melt this weekend) The city of Vancouver has few snow plows so side streets are never ever plowed. In all this time our street was sanded once. For the past 4 weeks, there has been no salt in the stores. (salt for roads and sidewalks) Next year we plan to buy salt in Sept and stock up. LOL Everywhere is extremely treacherous.
How is everyone else faring?
We are supposed to get more snow this evening, then back to below 0 C all next week, then more snow in the future.
By Loretta Houben

1 comment:

Betty said...

Yes, buy that salt early. We learned our lesson with water. Anytime they say a hurricane MIGHT come this way the water is sold out at all the stores. We stock up on water before June. Right now we're drinking last summer's water because it does have an expiration date.

Stay warm. We actually had a freeze last night...the first time in three years.