It was cold. Damn cold. 20 inches in under 10 hours. Blowing and drifting like crazy. I was driving a skid loader with the WESTERN WIDE-OUT attachment heading back to the shop after being out 40 hours straight. We had just stopped for a nice warm breakfast an hour before we finished. The skid loader had Iso-controls and I just couldn't keep my eyes open any longer! I started drifting off to the right and put it right into a snow bank! The jolt woke me up and after that I was good to go. Luckily we were in an open parking lot. I had finally dialed the heater controls in just right and was warm and cozy. At some point drinking all the red bull in the world and singing your heart out to the radio just doesn't cut it anymore.
Since then I've learned to not try and be a hero. I take a quick nap when possible and wouldn't you believe it, the snow is still there when you wake up. May have a couple missed calls but nothing that can't be taken care of in a couple hours. No storm is too much if the crew is ready to roll.