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Brooklyn just fine

We are good here in Brooklyn. Power on, less than a foot of snow. It is wet snow, snowball snow. Daughter has gone off sledding.

Further North and East, (Not even very further,) trouble starts

MIL In Connecticut  has four feet of snow. (So that is 1.2 meters-- if that is more easy to think about.)  She cannot get out of her house. She managed to get the garage door up to let her dog out to pee. The dog would have had to climb the snow to get up to the top. Even if MIL was able to do that herself she would be chest deep in snow in her own front yard!

I have not heard from my brother or the Vineyard people. I think they got pretty slammed. I know they stopped ferry service to the islands, (The Vineyard and Nantucket,) That is pretty rare. It has more to do with wind than snow. Although even modern ships are not fans of clinging ice...

Massachusetts is forbidding travel. If you are out driving you can go to jail. That has not been done since 1978. I remember us using the window  after that blizzard. Of course you bring the snow shovel into the house so it does not get lost in the snow. Then you go out the window and shovel the doors free.

Nothing at all dramatic here in Brooklyn. The streets are well ploughed.



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Feb. 9th, 2013 10:43 pm (UTC)
So glad you've escaped the worst of the blizzards. I can't imagine what that much snow must be like. I don't think snow shovels even exist here! Stay warm and keep us posted. *hugs*
Feb. 9th, 2013 11:07 pm (UTC)
Four feet of snow! Everything stops here if we get four inches!
Feb. 10th, 2013 12:10 am (UTC)
I have lived in places like that, (Virginia, for example.) In a way, if it is going to snow at all, I prefer it snow a lot. Especially here, where the snow melts before the next snowstorm.

I have lived places where it snowed in November, and never melted, more snow just kept adding itself, until April. In April it melted, and revealed disgusting forgotten things! Nasty...
Feb. 10th, 2013 12:09 am (UTC)
We got two feet of heavy wet snow. Three of us with shovels and snowblower worked for at least an hour to clean around two cars in a very short driveway. Of course, the killer is always that wall of rock hard slush that the plows left at the end to harden. It's not as bad as '78, when the snow was over the set of four stairs in front.
Feb. 10th, 2013 01:47 am (UTC)
Yes, I well remember the slush/ice dam at the end of the driveway. Yech!
Feb. 10th, 2013 03:56 am (UTC)
I'm glad you're okay! I remember some pretty big storms when I still lived on Long Island. Not quite snow-up-to-your-chest big though!
Feb. 10th, 2013 07:34 am (UTC)
I think Long Island got hit hard this time.
Feb. 10th, 2013 07:26 pm (UTC)
Wouldn't surprise me...
Feb. 10th, 2013 10:17 am (UTC)
New Bedford seemed very badly hit - I saw pics of trees down, so that suggests winds. Glad you're well.
Feb. 10th, 2013 04:09 pm (UTC)
There were 80 mph gusts on Cuttyhunk. That is one of the Elizabeth islands, in the Vineyard sound.

Feb. 11th, 2013 03:56 am (UTC)
Poor old New Bedford. It figures.
Feb. 10th, 2013 05:48 pm (UTC)
Glad you are ok and doing well

hoping the same for a number of friends over in your part of the US.
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