Thumbs up to plow drivers who did their level best clearing area roads during Thursday's heavy snow. Plow crews worked more than 24 consecutive hours to keep traffic moving during the storm, but the bitter low temperatures were as much a hindrance to snow removal as the nonstop snow. As unpleasant as driving was Thursday, many remember when such snow was a typical occurrence in Western New York and not just a periodic inconvenience as it is now. We'll see a bit of a reprieve from the bitter cold today - though the bitter cold returns Monday and Tuesday. Be sure to check in on neighbors and to take care not to leave pets out too long on these cold days.