Many people in the Northwest Corner have been hoping the snow will melt and be gone. Such is not the case. When the "snow god" was given all winter to do his job and didn’t, that was a bad decision.
The snow should have come when it was supposed to because normally the plants and flowers go dormant and they start to build up energy for the active months of spring. If the plants and flowers don’t build up enough energy to last for the active months, humans will have to help their lawns regenerate. Then the prices of plant food, fertilizer, etc., will mostly likely start to skyrocket. When the plants and flowers alone can’t reach their normal level of energy and food, they will just die.
A big factor and a problem that goes along with spring and snow — melting snow — is mud. When snow melts, you get a lot of mud. A lot of mud means clogged drains and maybe some localized flooding. Drains will clog because streams will overflow and wash debris into and over drains. This is where the town road crew needs to step in. And the "rain god," plus temperatures that go abruptly from warm to cold more than once, will add more water and ice and danger.
Another problem is freezing and thawing. This would be bad for a couple of reasons. The pavement could cave in because of this. The road would become dangerous because of the potholes. Another reason would be that there would be ground erosion because the ground would freeze, crack and then cave in or erode.
All of the problems I listed above are a result of snow melting. This is an example of cause and effect in action. It happens slowly but surely and could become more dangerous day by day.
Everyone has mixed feelings about snow in spring and what could happen. It’s up to the snow god and the rain god to prevent this problem.