Residents across western Iowa woke up Friday to seven or eight inches of snow on the ground. It can be a lot of work, but also a lot of fun.
The white stuff kept people busy in Council Bluffs. "My brother’s laid up, he just had back surgery and knee surgery, so we are just basically digging him out,” said Tommy Settlemyer. “We digged ourself out last night pretty much."
Along with shoveling, sounds of snow blowing could be heard in many neighborhoods, including one in Missouri Valley. “Nice, light and fluffy, so it blows quick and it's a lot easier on the back to do with a blower than a shovel,” said Jim Hoyt, hard at work clearing his driveway and sidewalk while thankful it wasn't a wet, heavy snow this time.
That also made things easier for drivers as plows were able to come through the major roads and there didn't seem to be any big issues Friday morning.
A snow day isn't all about work. It can also be about play. Children off from school enjoyed some time in the snow. Zachary Martin said as soon as he was done with his "snow chores," he would get to enjoy it.
A February snow is something Iowans expect and many said they enjoyed it, especially when the digging out was done and they could sit back, relax and take in the scenery.