Photos » Recent Photos » Photo-a-day #18: January 18, 2011 - The Plow Plug

Taken on: 2011-01-18 07:14:03

Anyone who lives in Wisconsin knows, your snow shoveling doesn't end when the snow stops falling, it ends after the last plow comes through. Usually, this happens sometime in the middle of the night so you wake up to an impassable driveway, as was the case here.

Though Madison only got about 6" of snow yesterday, the amount spilled into your driveway is not trivial to move. The "Plow Plug" as I call it, also has a near-glacial density that makes it all the more challenging. I have a snow blower, so I cheated a little, but still took me 20 minutes to clear.