Pretty much everyone has cursed PennDOT at one time or another, but I have to say they were Johnny-on-the-spot as I was driving home after the midnight hour on Thursday. I passed at least two trucks throwing down anti-skid to combat the snow soup that came down. I knew we were going to have a storm, but I thought it would come later and that it would be either snow or rain, not the weird mixture that signaled Mother Nature couldn’t decide if it was still winter or the beginning of spring. Even though I’ve been wearing sturdy but fashionable boots in various colors since October, on a whim I had decided to wear brown metallic flats on Thursday. Very nice, but not adequate for slushiness. Woe betide me – between the watery, icy river on Brusselles Street and the rain pouring down, I was looking like a drowned rat and had really wet feet before I got to the car. I forgot that no matter how hopeful you are about the weather, if you live in Pennsylvania, and especially in Elk County, during the winter, you should be prepared for everything from sunshine to blizzards to driving rain to snow soup. Lesson learned. Guess I’ll go back to boots for now. Oh, spring, where are you?
- Victoria Stanish, Daily Press Editor