Juniata man guides wife home during snow storm
HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - The winter storm of January 18 was a nerve racking day for so many in central Nebraska, but probably none more felt that stress than the Meyers.
With how slow the winter storm was moving through during the day, Ron and Sarah Meyer decided to go into work at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Sarah works as a materials management buyer, and Ron works as a patient advocate at the hospital.
After getting through a little of their work day, the couple decided to leave around 2 p.m. that Wednesday, and they said when they did leave it was almost whiteout conditions. After they got out of Hastings and closer to their home in Juniata, Ron said they could barely see what was in front of them.
That’s when he got out and walked in front of the car as his wife drove slowly behind him. The couple got home safely, but Sarah Meyer said it wasn’t something she wants to repeat again.
“It was terrifying, I mean we couldn’t see a thing I was worried that somebody would come up behind us and I’d run him over, or somebody would come from the other way and he might get smashed cause it was just that much of a whiteout,” Sarah Meyer said.
Ron said he would advise others to seek shelter in that type of situation.
“We met nobody cause, if we would have have done,” Ron Meyer said. “We would have had to pull over and you’d be done, then both of you would be done. Yeah I didn’t want that, very very lucky won’t happen again, we’ll be heads and and say we’re getting out of here.”
Sarah Meyer said after the events of January 18, she feels both lucky and blessed.
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