The landscape Monday morning was Christmas-like, with every tree branch coated with a beautiful frost. On Tuesday, however, things changed — and needless to say, it wasn’t quite as pretty. Photo / Per Peterson

Tuesday marked the 25th year of Tim Jackels driving for Spee-Dee Delivery, so he’s gotten pretty used to riving in bad conditions.

But that doesn’t mean he has to like it.

“I’m kind of used to it,” Jackels said after making a delivery in downtown Tracy on a very wintry Tuesday morning. “Our company’s got a lot softer over the years — they used to be pretty gung-ho. Now it’ss up to my discretion, so I can turn around and go back.”

Jackels’ route takes him from Marshall to Tracy, then to U.S. Hwy. 14 all the way to Sanborn and down to the Jeffers area.

Jackels, who lives in the Currie/Dovray area, left Marshall about 8 a m. Tuesday as the snow just began to fall there.

“Once I got to Amiret, it started getting really bad,” he said.

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