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Old man -- -- need your storm is pounding parts of the upper midwest unleashing record levels of snowfall and that's a lot out there.
High winds frigid air Minnesota course is there used to this kind of weather this -- year this time a year but even this is really.
Out of the ordinary.
Reporter Tom -- -- with our Minneapolis and -- and ask speak right in the thick of things he's driving and streaming live I recommend that.
From Minneapolis and yes he's out of the car hello there I have putted it up there.
-- Well but -- really call we have been driving around the -- it erodes this morning and we've been streaming and we thought you know what it's twelve degrees we have a foot of snow on the ground the kids are out of school a lot of them here so.
Why not hop out of the car and let you guys know that winter has finally arrived here you know what this is really.
And this is a normal kind of snowfall for December so we normally see but we did not see yourself all right this.
In the twisted as the Minnesota about matters since 2011.
We had -- of -- at all.
All of last winter so those of us to a traditionally an overall are used to this kind of weather.
This is certainly a bit of a change for us from the past couple of winters schools are closed schools are starting late.
Commute times here in a -- is -- have tripled or even quadrupled.
And then there are a lot of people which woods is right now who have been standing in line in cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul where there are a lot of driveways and -- -- much like New York City.
And other parts of the country they are now here at the impound lot due to their cars back so emergencies called in both cities last night to try get the streets.
Plowed from curb to curb -- emergency vehicles and person everyday folks can get through their.
Well they did that hundreds of cars have been towed -- to get those out of the impound lot -- -- cost people around 200 dollars when you figure in the towing -- And a ticket you get from leaving her.
Car crash happy when I stand right present stray wake up and then all -- -- snowstorm in your car -- is god you're trying to get to work you gotta -- batted out of the impound lot.
Sounds like a really good but it looks beautiful -- I must say so Tom thank you very much it is pretty we'll watch it is it -- public -- its way.
Over to the East Coast because I wouldn't -- a little bit of that white stuff for yes and is now.
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