New Year's Snow Day


The New Year brought in a new snow. While some people dealt with slick driving conditions, others worked to remove the snow from their driveways, and others, well they just enjoyed it.

It’s New Year’s Day in the Metro and many people woke up a little groggy, looked outside, and saw a winter wonderland of white.

Anto Piskac was lucky enough to be off today, but the snow put him to work anyways. "We've been getting ready for the football game. We have a number of relatives arriving so I wanted to make sure they can get up my driveway and park without falling down on the ice and snow."

While his plans were just to stay at home, other people decided to head out, but the slick roads made things dangerous for drivers.

Paramedics and police across the metro got a huge volume of calls for accidents. One of them was on I-29 where a Jeep flipped onto its top and on I-680 a car crashed into a guard rail.

Drivers we talked to said even though the plows had been out the roads were still pretty bad. Bill Engelhart said, “It’s pretty slick, pretty hazardous. We pulled up to the stoplight and saw someone slide through. It's pretty scary."

For many kids, who don’t have to worry about driving, the snow doesn’t bother them. They just grab a cup of hot chocolate and head to the sledding hill at Memorial Park.

10-year-old Daniel Denenberg and several other kids were so excited about the chance to sled they went right to it first thing. “The adrenaline, you just zoom down and the snow’s in your face, but I don't care about that, because It's just fun going down.

A fun start to the New Year for them, especially because they are off from school and can enjoy it.


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