School was shortened on Monday and all together called off today (Tuesday) and tomorrow (Wednesday).
Fairbankians have been asked not to leave their houses except in the case of an extreme emergency.
Why? Because hell has fozen over. ICE STORM!
On Monday, Fairbankians tried to do what they do best, pull up their long Johns and go head-to-head with mama nature.
She laughed in their ruddy, red faces. Which sounded like this: school buses sliding sideways and toppling onto their sides across the road stopping traffic in either direction leaving people stranded on the road with their gas tanks running empty for hours; semi -trucks sliding backwards down hills; ditches on either sides of the roads littered with vehicles like a car cemetery.
Last week, I thought negative 12 was down right mean. This week, I’m worried someone might get hurt. And not because of the icy roads … but because we have been stuck inside our house for FIVE (5) days. (While the power flickers on and off and our internet service is all but frozen.)
You know what Mama de la Nature?
You win. (And those trees, by the way, are coming down. Listen Nature, I’ve had about enough of you.)
Fire up the chainsaw,