Ahhhhhhh. The sun came out over the weekend. The Thaw has begun!
With temperatures rising above 32° F, the thick ice starts to melt.
Running water starts to run. . . and pool. Time to dig out the street drains!
Fortunately, after years of experience, Tom knows where to start digging to uncover the drain.
He also has the right tools for the job! A scoop shovel, and an ice "spud."
Before long, he uncovers the drain.
And the water starts to flow.
Free-flowing thaw. At last!