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Okay, this time wasnâ€™t nearly as bad as 2004. However, it was enough to completely paralyze most of the state of
The first day wasnâ€™t too bad. I drove down early, registered, and attended sessions. I met up with friends from school and gained a lot of good ideas. Thatâ€™s when the snow started coming.
That night, a few feet of snow and ice fell, making most roads impassable. It took me three hours to get downtown when it should have taken me about forty minutes. When I finally did get to the conference, I text a friend asking when we were eating lunch. He text me back â€śare you CRAZY?!?! We went home last nightâ€ť. Snow was still coming. Finally, in my second morning session, a representative from the conference came in and said that if we werenâ€™t staying right downtown, we might want to seriously think about hading out. I looked outside at the rapidly deteriorating conditions and went back to my brothers.
All counties I was to pass through from my brotherâ€™s house to home were under level 3 snow emergencies. This meant that if I was to go off the road or need assistance, I would be fined. I stayed another day. When finally deciding to set off for home on Valentineâ€™s day, I drove through 2 counties with level 3 emergencies and 2 counties with level 2 emergencies. It took a little over five hours to make the normally 2 hour drive.