The days before and after the recent Thanksgiving holiday found 30 of the 50 states blanketed with at least 4 inches of snow from a rare and persistent coast to coast winter storm. Some places got much more than that:
- 30″ in Muddy Gap, Wyoming
- 28″ in Fultonville, New York
- 23.5″ in Duluth, Minnesota
- 20″ in Featherville, Idaho
- 15″ on Wolf Creek Pass, Colorado
- 14″ in Chadron, Nebraska
- 12.4″ in Ogunquit. Maine
The storm — a so-called “bomb cyclone” — left many truckers shutdown on interstates or at truck stops and caused several states to enact restrictions on tractor-trailer travel.
If nothing else, this latest winter episode ought to serve as a reminder to be prepared for what the weather might deliver. Beyond having warm clothes and a good set of chains, it makes sense to have some tools you can turn to if you should get stranded by snow.
A decent shovel is a “must-have” for anyone traveling just about anywhere this time of year. This Eliverne foldable shovel is such a tool. Lightweight and sturdy. it folds, has a large D-grip handle and an aluminum edge. Its handle can extend from 13 to 26 inches to accommodate the sort of snow removal you have to do.