Since the weekend blizzard that dropped more than two feet of snow on Knox County has passed, there has been a significant uptick in the number of car collisions. Thankfully, most have been relatively minor.
However, the fact remains that the roads are and will probably remain on the slick side. The wind will continue to blow snow on the roads and there is also another storm that could threaten us early next week.
So, use common sense. If the roads are bad, stay in, and if you have to go out, drive slowly. If you haven't already put your all-season tires on, now is the time. Let's all drive safely for our sake and for the sake of everyone else on the road.
We were happy to find out following the recent nor'easter that most people did indeed use common sense. Most people stayed off the roads, didn't leave their cars parked on the street, diligently cleared snow from direct vent heating appliances and burned wood safely.
We also were happy to see common sense prevail when it came to the toboggan races this weekend, which were reduced by a day. The only call to make in a blizzard is the one that keeps people safely at home. We know there likely is a financial consequence to the reduction of toboggan fun but we know canceling Saturday's events was the right thing to do, to keep people safe.
Happy Valentine's Day
We hope everyone has a happy Valentine's Day. In the spirit of the holiday, here are a few famous quotes about love and relationships to get you in the mood.
"All you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then never hurts." — Charles M. Schultz
"Money can't buy love, but it improves your bargaining position." — Christopher Marlowe
"I'd kiss a frog even if there was no chance of a Prince Charming popping out." — Cameron Diaz
"Today is Valentine's Day or, as men like to call it, Extortion Day." — Jay Leno
"I want a man who is kind and understanding. Is that too much to ask of a millionaire?" — Zsa Zsa Gabor
"If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love." — Maya Angelou