JC residents cope with bitter cold, dangerous roads

Jefferson City residents woke up Sunday to bitter cold and a dangerous situation of roads covered in powdery snow.

Even with plows making their rounds all day Sunday, high winds blew the powdery snow back onto roads that had previously been plowed. Many motorists found it difficult to drive their cars up a 20-degree incline without having to spin their tires to avoid getting stuck.

Even as of Sunday evening, the roads in Jefferson City remained extremely dangerous. Residents are advised to stay home unless travel is absolutely necessary so that plows can clear the streets faster.

Around the city, residents had mixed reactions to the storm. "I'm not a fan of the cold, but I'd rather that if it does snow, that it be a big snow so we can get it over with," said resident Dahelia Booker.

"It's a good snow, it's nice and powdery," said Cheryl Curtner. "I'm not so sure it's good for sledding, but it's good for shoveling." Curtner teaches school and said she is pleased to get an extra day off Monday.

Elsewhere, three men in New Bloomfield made the rounds on their four wheeler, offering to shovel driveways for a modest fee. "I make quite a bit of money pushing snow for people," said Zach Ritter. "If not, we go out and ride four wheelers and sled and stuff behind the four wheelers, that's pretty fun."