Yesterday AND today the base and schools have closed for snow! It's not actually snowing today, but yesterday the world became encased in ice. We had a strange mix of snow, sleet, rain, hail, with a little thunder mixed in for drama. Brian slipped and slid to get wood for the fireplace, and tried to snowblow a bit. The snow barely budged with all the ice covering it.
Back home in the Chicagoland area, they would just salt the crap outta the roads, and we'd all just carry on. Here in Missouri they used beet juice. Beet juice, I kid you not. I have no idea if it works, or if they actually put it on our roads here, but our roads around the neighborhood are still a sheet of ice.