Oshkosh emergency room doctor skis to work in winter storm

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OSHKOSH — Dr. Daniel Gale had no choice but to get to work when a big late-December snowstorm struck Wisconsin.

Gale is an emergency room physician at Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh. He tells WBAY-TV (http://bit.ly/1JlL8pk ) he shoveled his driveway Tuesday morning and it was pretty clear he wasn’t going any farther.

With roads snowed shut and no plows in sight, Gale decided his best solution was his cross-country skis. He says it was either that or walking a mile and a half through snow up to his knees. So he piled his gear into a backpack and set off on a 20-minute trek to the hospital.

The doctor is trained for such emergencies. He’s a competitive skier and actually snowshoed to medical school once after a big snowstorm in Vermont. m