The First Snow of Winter 2007

The First Snow of Winter 2007

Yesterday, it started with a light dusting of snow in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Overnight, the storm made a turn for the worst in Port Moody, and by today, the flakes got huge, the temperature dropped, and we’ve got a bit of a blizzard on our hands. I actually ordered up snow tires a couple of weeks ago before the storm, but a backorder on the Dunlop Winter Sport 3D’s that I ordered up only got here yesterday.  Unfortunately, the tire shop doesn’t open on Sundays, so I was unable to get them mounted on the Subaru.

So right now, I’m driving around in some of the worst snow that the Lower Mainland has seen in a while on a set of Pirelli P-Zero Nero All Season Tires.  Well, most of the seasons.  The P-Zero Nero All Season and Summer tires share the same tread pattern, and even Pirelli themselves say it is for “Light” occasional snow.  With about a foot of the white stuff actually sticking to the ground, and two major hills flanking either side of my neighbourhood, it’s been great entertainment trying to power my way out of here. I’m wondering if I can even get to the tire shop to get my snow tires put on tomorrow. I’m actually less scared of getting stuck than I am of getting hit by someone else, but having snow tires makes it easier for me to get out of the frickin’ way.

How’s the snow where you are?