Well, we wanted snow in southern Saskatchewan…and we got snow! Lots of it. Most of the time we’d be grumbling about all the snow but I think most of us know we desperately need the moisture here. I took one look out my window this morning and made the quick determination that I’m not even going to try and drive today. One of the advantages of living in a city is the convenience of public transportation….and I took full advantage of that! The mood on the bus was actually quite good. People were laughing and joking about all the snow and a few noted some sore arms and shoulders thanks to shovelling.
The folks I was thinking about the most last night as the winter storm raged were the first responders and the street/highway plow operators. I heard numerous sirens last night rushing to those in distress on such a terrible night weather wise. Hats off to them and to the plow operators who leave their own families to ensure we, and our families, can get to work the next day with relative ease. In our rush, rush, rush lives we tend to forget the valuable service these operators provide.
And since we’re praising hard working folks, we can’t forget about those who keep the lights on. The ones who remained on call from SaskPower to make sure the storm didn’t knock out power, and if it did, I know we’d all be in very capable hands as they do their best to restore electricity.
Saskatchewanians are a hearty bunch. No “snow days” here as much as many of us would like one especially on a Monday. Instead, all we have to hear about today at work are the ones who think they could do a better snow removal job than the city could! Drive safe and drive respectful out there today.
Here is the highway hotline for more highway info.