Osseo digs out after nearly a foot of snow falls from storm

By: Kevin Hurd Email
By: Kevin Hurd Email

OSSEO, Wis. (WEAU) -- If you drove by Theron Paulson's house earlier this morning, it would look nothing like it does tonight.

"11 and 1/2 inches right here," he said about his driveway.

Snow covered it, nearly a foot high. His yard proves it.

"About 12 inches," he said as he measured the snow in his yard.

At 89-years-old, he has seen a lot of winters go by. He says 1950 was the winter he remembers most with its harsh temperatures. Still, a foot of snow is nothing to scoff at.

"Its light snow so it's going pretty quick," said Kyle Hestekin who was shoveling out his driveway with his friends.

"And when I woke up it was just everywhere," Cory Hestekin added.

All three guys work in Eau Claire. But with snow covering their cars and driveway, they could not go anywhere.

"I knew I looked out the window and knew I wasn't gonna work, so I went back to bed," said Justin Brantner. "I knew there was a time I would have to go back out and shovel," he said.

They have a snow blower inside, but say it is out of gas. So, in order to snow blow, they have to shovel first.

"Till that happens, no snow blower," Cory Hestekin added.

It is a job they are hoping can be done in about 30 minutes, but even with the storm over, they are betting they'll be back.

"I heard we're supposed to get some crazy winds, so we will probably be back out here again," Brantner added.

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