We did receive more snow in Tuesday's storm though what's here wasn't necessarily fluffy. Fluffy is how it does come down for the most part. However, once it starts blowing, fluffy quickly morphs into hard and crusty......and the resulting deep is what follows in sometimes very random locations.
Once our cornfields were bared last fall, I followed the harvest with only one of the two snowfence/windbreak sections of bright orange netting that normally get erected to resist the wind. The low section of the driveway was relatively drift-free but the upper end up here by the house had some drifts that were headlight deep.
I stopped at the mailbox up on the road just in case there was still mail in the box. It was empty as I'd expected and then I crossed the road to get a read on the driveway's condition, at least the part of it that is visible from the road. I expected worse and was pleased to see that the erected fence had done a very good job of controlling the drifting. I knew, or anticipated with confidence that the section of the driveway right up near the house (w/o snowfence) would most likely be the challenging part.
It was......but I made it through. Speed, momentum and aggressive snow tires can make up for conditions that are less than ideal. I even made it past the section that turned me sideways last winter.
This was after I spent 2 hours with the shovel, broom and plow truck removing the "official" 6" of new snow.
This car hasn't been used since Tuesday so all of that packed snow remains beneath and up into the engine compartment. Wheels out of balance are the worst part so tomorrow I'll attempt to loosen the ice that was formed on the warm metal