For the second time in as many months, we’ve received a hearty dose of snow and ice. This time seems to have been much more disruptive, as roads have been shut down completely. Last month ice wasn’t too bad, but this morning even speeds of 10 and 15 MPH were too much for vehicles. The above shot, borrowed from WVTM’s facebook page, is of Interstate 65, south of Alabama’s capital city. This is an eerie sight for me, because this stretch of interstate always has plenty of traffic. Downtown Selma was deserted as well, with only emergency services and a few reporters gingerly venturing out. The arrival of the snow and ice coincided magnificently with Martin Luther King day to result in a five-day weekend for many people. I’ve been using the time to read, of course, but I also played through Papers Please and have been trying to remember just how I use to beat missions in Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines. How much of high school did I spend watching German patrols, figuring out the best way to sneak through or neutralize them? Probably too much.
While I didn’t stir today, this was my view shortly before Christmas. My grandmother says she can’t remember ever having two snows in one winter — it’s a once every ten years kind of thing this far south.