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.
Great pictures! Good ole fashion winter like it used to be in Dundalk! Like when you first moved up here! Love all the shots!
Thanks BFF :). It sure has been a crazy winter so far hasn’t it? Did you stay safe at home today?
Gosh, the visibility is so bad, and I CANNOT believe that bank in the parking lot!!!
Yes, driving in these conditions is a death wish, but some idiots are still doing it. Not me though – I just stay inside and read, read, read :).
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. 🙂
I know you guys have been having some really rare and severe weather over there, but for us this is actually not unusual. The weather everywhere does seem to be getting more extreme though. It makes me wonder what it’s going to be like 5 or 10 years from now.
Probably bad enough to create a run on chocolate. Best stock up, no one would blame you. 🙂
Good idea :).
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 :).
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!
Thanks Gary :).
Cindy you’re mad… get back home and into bed…. and when it’s summer again …. MOVE TO A WARMER CLIMATE….
I’m coming to live with you Bulldog :). Is the guest room ready?
Opened and aired… air conditioner checked and working… bookings in the Game Parks made… when will you arrive ??
Not soon enough :)!!
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!
Ok dopey…go home and stay there.
Unfortunately, they opened the highways this morning so I had to go to work, and right now it is -17C but feels like -29C. Brrrrr!!!!
AAAAGGGHHHH!!! (Sounds like here)
We need to book a beach vacation girl!! 🙂
Save the library!
Most definitely!! We do think alike don’t we? 🙂
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.
We saw a map on the internet showing you guys are supposed to get 10-20 cm of snow. You will have to take pictures of the palm trees and alligators covered in snow :). That will make a great blog post!
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!
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!
Same where I am…storm and mountains of snow 🙂 I haven’t had the chance to take pictures because of the snow storm.
Yes, the driving has been too dangerous, so I have to be happy with shots from my driveway most of the time.
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).