Snow days are a welcome thing to kids in school and even to some adults. But Monday's blizzard was a rare and dangerous situation that we rarely see in West Texas.
And while most of us stayed safe inside and even home from work, there were others who had to spring into action and head straight into the storm. As roads and runways were shut down, some drivers found themselves stranded in white-out conditions or stuck in a bar ditch off the interstate just waiting to be rescued.
The firemen, police, EMTs, deputies and troopers who were called upon didn't hesitate. They worked around the clock in the same dangerous conditions that the rest of us were trying to avoid. And while trying to get to the scene to help, some of these heroes even found themselves injured in the hospital.
Most of them would say they know what they are signing up for. True. And that is exactly why we should be thankful to all emergency responders who make the choice to do this job everyday.
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