Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010
By Tracey Myers
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
First, I'm sending a quick hello to fellow CSNChicagoan Aggrey Sam, our Bulls beat writer, who is currently ensconced in Dallas, my former stomping grounds.
P.S. -- Send the warm front up to Calgary ASAP.
Believe it or not, as I watched the local newscasts tonight, the winter weather is the top story. This comes in an area that has gotten snow as early as October and as late as May. But getting this much snow -- close to 10 inches -- has left traffic snarled, transit terribly delayed, cars in highway divides and the folks here generally frustrated.
The roads, which a few of us scribes took from Edmonton this morning, weren't so good in spots. We caught a patch of ice just outside of Calgary city limits and slid for a few seconds. It's always good to have a born-and-bred Chicagoan at the wheel in those situations, which we did.
I know I'm writing this for the folks back home, a grizzled group of Chicagoans who are probably chuckling at my and the Calgary folks' troubles. But keep these two things in mind:
1: It's been a long time since I've dealt with this weather, and
2: Any icy surface, outside of a rink, sucks.
Tracey Myers is CSNChicago.com's Blackhawks Insider. Follow Tracey on Twitter @TramyersCSN for up-to-the-minute Hawks information.