Ok, when we left this morning to do some shopping at IKEA (just 15 km away) there was some rain and it was 0°C, but we didn't really think that it would get so complicated later today!
It started snowing around noon and it didn't stop until 5pm... The world is wonderful outside, especially the garden. The situation is not beautiful at all if you look at the traffic!
It took us about 5 hours to get home (record: 15km in 5hours, that - luckily - never ever happened in crazy São Paulo traffic!).
Our car is still parked about 3 km away from home... we decided to walk the last part as it was getting really ugly! School buses were cancelled and all students stayed at campus until a parent arrived to pick them up. So glad we have a very nice neighbour who picked the kids up by train (we were still stuck in road traffic & at that time trains were still running!)... Thanks soooo much Jason!
At 9 pm everybody had left campus...
Airports are closed, flights are cancelled and many people just abandonned their cars at the highway, emergency centers are installed in Versailles for all those unlucky people who can't get home tonight...
No more snow is predicted for tomorrow but temperatures will stay below 0°C and roads will
become even more of an ice rink then they already are!
School has decided to call it a snowday tomorrow... and I'm more than happy with that!
So tomorrow calls for long walks in the park, lots of hot chocolate &
the famous Dutch 'erwtensoep' (a typical pea soup served at really winter days).
...let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...
(I don't mind as long as I don't need to go anywhere by car!)