If we get another inch of snow, on my street, there will be no place for the plows to put it. I'm at the bottom of a dead end. The snow pile from the city trucks is now encroaching my driveway, anymore and I won't be able to get out.
|Heap of Snow in Front of My House|
If it hadn't been for me shoveling out a path to the storm drain we would have about two feet of water in last week's freezing rain storm. Poorly designed, the only storm drain for my street is at the very bottom where the snow trucks pile all the snow. No fault to them, it's the only place they can put it. Normally carving this out, as I do with the fire hydrant, is not too bad; I just shovel out a little path so that the rain and melting snow can go some place. Well this year, the normal 2-3 foot path is literally 20 feet long. Here's a picture below and this is not a sidewalk; it's the street with the storm drain near the yellow pole.
|Path to the Storm Drain|
Despite today getting to a high of 9 degrees (Fahrenheit), thoughts of warmer weather to come (I hope) will get me through the rest of the winter.