It was the coldest winter in Michigan history, and it was the worst snowfall of the year. The governor had declared another snow emergency, the 3rd one so far this year. This was a bad one, a really bad one. The drifts were 4 feet in many places. The wind chilled to the bone.
I don't plow snow for a living. I have a bad heart and only do my own. On this night, I had to help others. We were all caught off guard. I can't shovel, but my Ford F-350 and my WESTERN plow have never made me get out of the truck; I can drive, and she will push some snow!
First I had to pick my daughter up from work. There was no way her little PT Cruiser was going to make it home in this snow. She works at the movie theater, and many people were stuck there. We cleared the lot so they could get out, and we could get home. In our small town, you know most everyone, so you can't leave them stranded.
On our way home, we notice a two women walking with shovels. They were walking slowly in the wind and snow. The had a flashlight, but the older woman was holding her jacket shut, probably because the zipper didn't work.
It was too cold and they were not dressed right for a casual walk. Stopping to help, we found out they tried to move their car off the street due to the snow emergency and got stuck. We back dragged, plowed, and freed them.
There is no way that mother and daughter team would have dug themselves out. Thank God for my WESTERN plow!