North Idaho Snow Storm - December 12, 2022

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Sandpoint Realty LLC DB36113

The fresh layer of snow witnessed shortly after a storm is certainly magical in North Idaho.  Along with that magic comes quite a bit of work that many are not aware of. 

Sandpoint Realty Snow Removal

From the simple Naples Idaho driveway clearing, which might not be so simple when out of town, or doing by hand with a snow blower.  All must get done sooner than later in order not to cause more work by allowing traffic to compact it, whether foot or, of course, vehicle.


Sandpoint Idaho Snow Removal December 2022

Sandpoint Idaho is known as a 'Walking Town' so not only are the streets and roads cleared, as you can see here, much time and effort is spent being sure the walkways are free of snow.  This work all being done while most of us are sound asleep in Sandpoint and the surrounding areas


As a side note do take note of how clear the street is of snow...and this being only 24 hours after a major storm that passed thru the Idaho Panhandle.  Kudos to all the hard working people making it possible to move about.


'Experience the Difference' in working with a full time Professional Sandpoint Realty REALTOR®.  Your wants and needs will always be my priorities.  


Mark Don McInnes

Broker - REALTOR®

208 255-6227 - North Idaho Home & Land Searches


Sandpoint Realty LLC

1205 Highway 2

Sandpoint, Idaho 83864



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Comments (8)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Mark,

It takes a village of people to help with the clearing of the snow. I remember living in upstate NY when growing up and we would get sleet first and then snow....was always a major undertaking to get around and get plowed out!

Dec 12, 2022 07:19 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

HI Mark... I'm certainly impressed by how quickly your snow is taken care of. Since we rarely get it in Charlotte, nothing much gets done... we just wait a day for it to melt. But we've had times when roads just got icy and stayed that way for days and people here just don't know how to deal with those conditions.

Dec 12, 2022 07:35 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Mark - that pretty much looks like us overnight.  First snowfall of the year.

Dec 12, 2022 08:06 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Mark,  Denver will be getting some snow late tonight and on Tuesday but they say 1 to 4 inches.  Now the Mountains, that is 1 to 3 feet they say!


Dec 12, 2022 08:13 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Mark - Yikes!  Each time I see one of these kind of snowfall photos, I can only think of the mess that sometimes occurs when a bit of drizzle hits the windshields of cars on Southern California freeways.  Be safe.  Be patient.  

Dec 12, 2022 08:17 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho

Michael, it was funny while working Lake Tahoe Ski Resort.  You would expect Californian's to know how to drive in snow being reasonably close and driving to a mountain to ski.  lol  I worked parking and they would come up in a literal white out with no chains and 2 wheel drive.  I never could wrap around that.  To be more specific to location does Donner Pass ring any bells. lol.  

So yes Michael we have many coming in from out of state who just do not know how to handle driving in the inclement weather.  m

Dec 12, 2022 11:06 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho the quicker snow is cleaned up the easier it is.  Once it has been driven on or walked on, it turns to ice and very tough to shovel or snow blow.

Dec 12, 2022 01:06 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Mark- Texans are not very familiar with snow or at least, a lot of snow, so when it does snow...we go nuts!  People have no idea how to drive in it!!! 

Dec 12, 2022 07:09 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho - Idaho must be land of courageous men and women with nerves of steel, hard working, and very helpful to each other when it comes to weather conditions. Obviously, people don't sit around and wait for the snow to melt!

Dec 19, 2022 12:54 AM