Saturday, December 26, 2009

icy mix

Lubbock received a few inches of snow early Christmas eve. Having lived in the midwest and Utah all my life, a few inches of snow isn't that big a deal. But here its hard to spot a snow plow or a truck de-icing the roads; which makes for LOTS of stuck cars, sliding cars, and accidents. Interestingly enough, this suburban I photographed below slid off the road due to the ice, but was stuck in inches of mud beneath the snow.
Left: Joe Davila of Lubbock waits in his car for a tow truck after getting stuck on the Marsha Sharp Freeway, Thursday morning in Lubbock.
Right: Carla Baldespino, 12, right, pushes her brother Eric, 6, down a snowy hill at Mae Simmons Park, Thursday morning in Lubbock. Carla said she was very excited for the possibility of a snowy Christmas.

Adam Nguyen, right, and his wife Marie wait Thursday at the Lubbock International Airport, hoping to board a flight to Georgia. Many flights were delayed or canceled Thursday due to ice, wind, and snow.

Ryan Harvey motions to his uncle Raymond Harvey to begin moving his truck to tow his father Roger from the side of Regis Street near the Lubbock Airport, Thursday afternoon. Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009 (Photo by Geoffrey McAllister/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)