Just like right about this time last year, Alabama got a little snowfall—about an inch. Maybe two. But unlike last year, the meteorologists got it all wrong. They saw snow in the forecast and said it would only be a dusting. No accumulation folks, carry on with your lives. Then when the storm hit, no one was ready. All of the schools and businesses let out at the exact same time as the snow started to stick and with no sand or salt trucks to be found—creating what news stations named Winter Gridlock 2014, but I call a complete clusterfuck.
As much as I originally teased about the panic over nothing, the roads really were dangerous. And three days later, still are in spots. I had a few friends total their cars, the hubs was stranded at work, and I had to leave my car at work and run home in the snow. I know—twist my arm, right?
It’s been a brutal but adventurous few days, and despite all the crappy things that have gone down, it’s been nice to see communities and people come together to help one another. Plus, who doesn’t like a snow day or three? Here are some scenes from Snowpocalypse 2014 through the eyes of the Sylvans: