It’s been a “mild” winter with only 3 short periods of frigid temperatures and snow so far. Windchill dipped to a low of minus 24 degrees Centigrade last Friday afternoon while I was sketching this scene. The roads were very icy. My spouse saw 2 people in front of him fall flat during his short walk home. A fall could be serious if you’re a senior and he was glad to get home safely.
Earlier in the day a parade of snowploughs went down the street which gave me a chance to sketch 2 of them as they went by. The drivers must have been heading back to base after a long night’s work clearing up from the snowstorm the preceding day. Interestingly each plough was a little different.