Reduced Visibility

I’m not sure if I have ever posted twice in one day before, but we ventured uptown to take some more pictures of the storm, and I couldn’t wait to share them.  When we got up to the highway, we realized that we have actually been quite sheltered on our street because you could hardly see anything north or south.  No wonder all the highways are shut down.  Then we took some pictures in town so you would have a better idea of how big some of the snowbanks are getting because of parking lots and driveways having to be plowed over and over.  The snow has to be put somewhere doesn’t it?

Apparently this storm isn’t done yet, but it better wind down soon because we found out that there is no gas left at the gas stations in town and no milk at the grocery stores and convenience stores because the trucks haven’t been able to get through.  I don’t remember that ever happening before.

Storm 7

Storm 8

Storm 9

Storm 10

This is the snowbank in the grocery store’s parking lot, and yes that’s a house somewhere behind it.

Storm 11

Much more snow and people won’t know where to stop.

Storm 12

Storm 13

Our poor library is going to disappear!!

Storm 14

Storm 15

Yay, the plow is coming :).

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33 Responses to Reduced Visibility

  1. Heather Greensides says:

    Great pictures! Good ole fashion winter like it used to be in Dundalk! Like when you first moved up here! Love all the shots!

  2. beckyday6 says:

    Gosh, the visibility is so bad, and I CANNOT believe that bank in the parking lot!!!

  3. grahamatlinc says:

    Extraordinary weather. In Britain we have been having constant rainstorms. Most of he Somerset Levels have been flooded and I’ve just seen a very fierce rainstorm in London. I’ve seen some violent weather occasionally in the past, but in recent years it has become more frequent. I think many of us will need to be better prepared in the future. Good luck and hope it clears soon. 🙂

  4. dorannrule says:

    Ooooooh, those are scary photos! Overwhelming actually. Awesome!

    • Only scary if you are out driving in it. There is nothing more heart stopping than driving along a road and the road disappears in front of you! Been there, done that, and didn’t lie it at all. That’s why I pay attention and stay off the roads when they close them. It’s just not worth taking a chance :).

  5. krikitarts says:

    I commented on your last post before I read this one. I see that you had anticipated my admonitions very well and had already acted on them. I congratulate you on your foresight–and your stamina. Great stuff, Cindy!

  6. bulldog says:

    Cindy you’re mad… get back home and into bed…. and when it’s summer again …. MOVE TO A WARMER CLIMATE….

  7. this has been one amazing winter–we are not getting it as bad as you are, but it is really bad for us “southerners”. Keep warm Cindy–love you slice of life pics!

    • Thanks LouAnn, and at least we aren’t wintering in the south. Have you seen the forecasts for South Carolina?? They are going to get 10-20 cm of snow!!! I don’t think they have the equipment to handle that. Nothing would be more depressing than going south for the winter only to have to deal with snow!

  8. zannyro says:

    Ok dopey…go home and stay there.

  9. TBM says:

    Save the library!

  10. Phil Lanoue says:

    Wow! Sure looks cold, bleak, and all blizzard in! We have an ice storm coming here but I have not snow like you have there in a long time.

  11. benzeknees says:

    You need someone from the neighborhood with a snowmobile & a tow behind thingy to go cross country to another store to get milk, bread, beer, etc. – all the essentials of storm survival! In Wpg. when we had storms like this & everything was basically shut down you would see snowmobiles driving down Portage Avenue (main street in Wpg., 3 lanes per side) as people made grocery & beer runs for their neighborhoods.

    • There were tons of snowmobiles around this weekend, but we were ok because I made sure I went grocery shopping before the storm hit. When it comes to food, I always plan ahead :). I was laughing at the snowmobilers who were stranded at the gas station trying to figure out what to do for gas LOL!

  12. HIlary says:

    OMG! That is crazy how much snow.. and that the stores ran out of supplies. Unfortunately you never think like things like this happen where you live.. I know before Hurricane Sandy that is how I felt…

    • I can’t even imagine what it was like to endure Hurricane Sandy! Such horrible devastation :(. At least when we have these snowstorms it’s just temporary discomfort, and there are usually no lasting effects. However, we did have an ice storm this year where there were streets in Toronto that looked like the aftermath of a hurricane or tornado. It was horrible -people were without power for over a week, and it was horribly cold!

  13. niki says:

    Same where I am…storm and mountains of snow 🙂 I haven’t had the chance to take pictures because of the snow storm.

  14. Vicki says:

    Hope you have a good home heating and a pantry full of food. At least if the fridge/freezer broke down, you could put the contents out the back door (if you can open it, that is).

    (and i daren’t complain about our ongoing heatwave ‘down under’ – you’ll probably shoot me).

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