During the recent snowstorm on Jan. 26. I had the misfortune to become stranded in a snowdrift outside of Dixon on state Route 26. I would like to thank three people who made a bad situation a little easier.
I called 911 for assistance and was connected to the Lee County Sheriff’s Department. The 911 dispatcher I spoke with told me that the plows and wreckers had all been pulled off of the roads.
When I became extremely anxious about the drifting snow around my vehicle, she reassured me I would be OK and even called me back later to check on me to make sure I was OK.
I do not know who you are, but I am so grateful to you for being that reassuring voice on the other end of the phone that night.
Troy Chandler, the real hero of the night and a person I will never forget, was plowing the road when he saw my vehicle and stopped to ask whether I needed help. By this time, I was scared, cold and soaked to the bone. I have never been so happy to see a total stranger before.
Thank you for the ride and being the kind person you are, and most of all for doing the job you do.
To Russ at Russ’s Towing, thank you for being so quick once the sun was up and the wreckers were able to get back out on the roads the next morning to pull my vehicle out of the snowdrift before someone hit it.
I cannot express my thanks and appreciation enough to the three of you for what you all did for me that night. You are all truly my snow angels.