Winter Strikes Again
It took about 30 minutes for road crews to re-open the road. Downtown Columbia business owners shoveled sidewalks, even though many of them were closed Tuesday. The owner of Cool Stuff was over-prepared for this snow, mostly because of the unpredictability of the weather the last couple of years. And a little forgetfulness.
"I forgot I had it. I knew I had but I couldn't find it. Then I went out and bought more salt and bought more salt Then I found 100 pounds of it," said Arnie Fagan. "I'm kind of going to be the Johnny Appleseed of salt today."
Along with road closings on Providence and Clark Lane, there were also four different locations in Columbia where traffic lights weren't working for a period of time. City officials say most traffic situations are back to normal, although you can almost count on a few cars sliding around on the roads as the day goes on. No serious injury accidents have been reported. State, county, and city plows are still working on priority routes. The city wasn't sure when it would begin plowing secondary neighborhood roads.