My roommate Ursula is originally from Ohio, and all winter she has regaled us of stories about how spoiled us southerners are when it comes to snow. We see a bit of dusting on the ground, and everything gets cancelled. Back home, she said, snow could stack up foot by foot and nobody blinked.
Well, then it blizzarded here earlier this week. As in, we couldn’t get out of our apartment for 2 days. Scheduling called me and I kind of laughed to myself, because even if I wanted to there was no way I would be able to get to the airport.
Coming back from a trip the previous day when the first 7 inches of snow had fallen, I was barely able to dig my car out of the employee lot (and then only because it was still powder, not solid ice) and drive home on roads which looked like the rapture had occurred. Abandoned cars, belongings, mysterious footprints but no people. Creepy.
I made it home and hoped against all hope I’d get home to see Darcy for Valentines Day, not no such luck. It snowed all night and the next day.
I can only imagine how crazy this next week of flying will be; moving people hither and thither and yon who were previously stranded in Charlotte. Did I mention the airport has completely been shut down because of the extreme weather hazard? North Carolina just doesn’t have the infrastructure to operate when it snows. Especially a big snow.
Here are some photos of the 2014 Charlotte Snowmageddon:
For all my readers still out there, trying to get home or just get out of their driveway, stay safe and please stay warm. We’ll be flying the (hopefully more) friendly skies again soon!