Below are two photo's of our road from the last snow storm. The photo below looks like you could actually drive around the huge pile of snow on the left but in fact that level looking snow on the right covers a rather deep ditch. To try to drive around it would leave you stuck in the ditch for a very long time.
Here is one at the top of the meadow looking down our road toward the big lake which is covered by ice and snow now. This drift is about 5' deep and as can be seen by my foot prints I walked across it with no effort. Unfortunately if you attempt to drive across it will not hold the weight of the vehicle and you will be suspended with the wheels not touching anything to give you traction. Once you get past this drift there are numerous other's between it and the end of our road. The last one the worst being at least 5' deep and hard packed on top.
Our association installed a hot line to report these situations. It was not working so e-mails were sent advising that we have been hearing traffic on the main road for the past three days and our road is still not open. We were told they did our road. HUH!!!! okay, then how do you get past this 5' deep snow to get out. We kept reporting the mess and they kept saying our road had been done. Our reports kept getting stronger and stronger. Their reply, if we didn't like the way our road was done - move somewhere else.
Okay, that is an interesting approach. Everyone else in the community is plowed out and is free to come and go but we couldn't get a snow cat down our road - but it has been done? I have cancelled a dental appointment two times now. I have exhausted all my vast collection of crayons and coloring paper trying to demonstrate to our association what the problem is.
They finally finished cleaning up our road this morning but we didn't need to go out today. Well, tomorrow is another day but shoot, its suppose to snow again tonight. Anyone question why I love dogs more than most people? Grrrrrrr......