February 13, 2014
There weren't too many cars out on the roads early Thursday morning until after snow plow crews got a chance to clear off the roads from the heavy snow that fell late last night into the early morning.
Slowly traffic began to pick up along Route 250 near Pantops, and roads became easier to drive on. But some people figured out early that it wasn’t easy to get in and out of their homes.
One man was coming home from a late night shift at work and had to shovel snow to get in his driveway and out of the road.
“I've been shoveling for an hour now, maybe more,” says Sammy Almolhem of Charlottesville. “I think I'm good now, but I forgot about the pain, I just wanted to take my car off the street.”
Another man found a different way to get around. He brought out his cross country skis.
“It's just a wonderful morning,” says Mike Bevier of Charlottesville. “I remember the last time I did this was year's ago in ‘Snowmagedon’.”
“I love to ski and it's wonderful that they don't plow the roads all the way down to the pavement,” says Bevier. “It's a perfect track for these skis which are classic cross country.”
Along with skiing, there were runners, dedicated to staying with their training routine rain or shine.
“I'm from New Hampshire, so I'm really used to the snow,” says Allison Harris, third year at the University of Virginia. “During winter break this is how my runs went, so it's not that big of a difference other than the roads aren't clear and there aren't any sidewalk.”
The heavy snow stopped falling around 7:00 a.m. Thursday, giving people an opportunity to get out and about without being dumped on by snow.