This thing is legit. Before I go any further – stay off the roads unless you absolutely have to drive. Whiteout conditions are being reported in numerous locations. It’s bad out there. Stay home. Trust me on this one, you don’t want to be driving tonight or tomorrow morning.
Me? Well it’s my job to let people know not to drive, so of course…I drove…to one of the local television stations here to do a couple of live interviews in their studio.
I’m finding the similarities to my hurricane reporting experience are increasing with this storm. I stood on the beach while 74mph winds blew around, telling people to not be out and about during Charley. Now I am urging people not to drive in this blizzard but in the process driving to the interview location. It requires one to look past the obvious surface level hypocrisy and just kinda understand, I suppose. Hopefully everyone out there understands 🙂
Anyway I wasn’t able to make it up the station’s driveway entrance this evening and as a result wound up parking across the street. From there I proceeded to run up the driveway through the snow and wind to the building. Safe to say I must have looked fairly ridiculous (I was wearing the orange safety vest and everything.) Ah well. Safety first, people.
Made it back to my neighborhood after the early evening live shots, only to find that I couldn’t get into my own driveway. Yeah. It’s awful outside. It looks like the office will be my home away from home tonight.
The upside to this? The only business of any kind open anywhere near the office is none other than Hoops Pizza – conveniently located right across the street (see: no driving required) and home to some ridiculously tasty pies. I’m salivating just thinking about it. Time to eat. Phoner at 10 and then out in the cold for live shots at 5am tomorrow…assuming I can get there.
Be safe everyone.