SNOW DEATH 2011!!!!
And so it begins.
Today, Storm Team 8 forecasts a major winter storm to begin, with a few inches falling today and then a foot or more falling tomorrow afternoon into Wednesday. That’s a lot of snow!
It also makes for a lot of phone calls. As if handling the dozens and dozens of cancellations that’ll be phoned in tomorrow AND Wednesday, people are already calling the newsroom today - before a single flake has fallen! They’re preparing, of course, for the pending snowstorm and a potential cancellation. It stands to reason. However, on this end, it’s annoying!
It’s a struggle to deal with the phone calls for cancellations and then the angry phone calls when the cancellation doesn’t show up within 30 seconds. Doubling the phone calls by adding today’s pre-prep calls just prolongs the struggle. Ugh. And, we don’t have a receptionist dedicated to taking these calls (though we should!) So, right now, I’m the only person in the newsroom picking up the phone to answer “Do we need a password?” while also trying to put together today’s newscast. It’s not going well. And, the snow hasn’t even started! Sigh.