Maybe not as bad as predicted (at least per some predictions) but it was enough wet snow for me. Took almost an hour to clear using my EGO cordless snow-thrower (love it) and there's more to be done before Mackenzie and I can leave for work in the morning.
Fortunately both Grinnell College and South Tama County schools were closed today. GC re-opens at noon tomorrow and STC just announced that they will be closed on Wednesday too.
The captioned photo above is where I left it this evening at about 5:30 PM. The photo below shows the first 1-minute of my progress at about 4:30 PM. I posted a track-log of the "walk" at https://hikes.summittdweller.com/hikes/2024/01/2024-01-09_0430pm/.
Ultimately I burned through 4 large EGO batteries. Clearing the drive in the past would typically take only 2 with some capacity to spare.
I still have more to do before going to work tomorrow. Got another storm heading this way on Wednesday evening so I better get at it in the morning. Wish me luck.
Update: 10-01-2024 @ 10 AM
Managed to get the snow-thrower out again to finish up last evening's work before heading back to Grinnell in a bit. 34 minutes of effort covering about 3/4 of a mile. I'll post another track log at https://hikes.summittdweller.com soon. I did take one more photo to give some perspective to the front porch situation.
I really should have taken a photo before I started. The snow shelf extending down off the roof was easily 2' deep/tall x 8' long x 16" thick...before I knocked it down, an effort that took 12 pokes with my shovel. Went through another two EGO batteries in the effort.