Kate and I took a walk down to Church Street and back this evening to take in the lights and holiday shoppers- in the midst of the first real little snow squall of the season.
We had a nice time on Church Street, which always looks good this time of year with all of the lights.
As we got down the hill toward Winooski and our place, we passed the sand truck, stopped in the middle of the street and trying to get his chains installed. Somebody had warned him about what it looked like downtown. Approaching our place, we saw the aftermath of a 10ish car pileup, all the way down our street. Traffic was backed up all the way to the top of the Winooski rotary.
This is dress rerhearsal for the rest of the winter. UVM freshmen from warmer climes have had their fair warning now: just because you can get your car out of the driveway doesn't mean you can get anywhere else in winter. Here's hoping the city gets out with some sand and salt down in time for the morning drive to work.