If a snowflake falls in Pierre, does anybody care?

The short answer to that question is 'no.'

As we rolled into town, the hills were covered in snow and we could see it drifting. Not long after that we had a bit of a heat wave and everything melted. Not long after that it snowed again. So much like every other location that experiences the four seasons, people would say something along the lines of "If you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes."

Back to the snow. It was covering the roads. I was expecting snow plows, maybe some salt, really anything that would make them a bit more passable for my non-4 wheel drive vehicle. None of that happened.

It turns out that due to a combination of money, frequent wind, and cold temperatures, they don't do much by way of road treatment out here. Luckily, everyone seems to know how to drive in the snow, so my short commute is only slightly terrifying. I did find it funny that when they plowed some of the wider streets there was a decent wall of snow left in place of the double yellow lines. Good luck making left hand turns!

1 comment:

  1. I think they don't collect taxes of any sort in your new state, which would explain the bang up plow job. Perhaps you should trade in Bert for a Subaru?