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Old 02-16-2010, 11:36 PM   #1
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Angry Son of East Coast Snowstorm

Well, we finally got the blizzard we were promised last week.

Today, I started off the day by going down a hill at about five miles an hour. Pressed on the brakes, anti-lock kicked back, and both feet on the pedal, I proceeded to slide down the hill and through the normally-busy intersection. Fortunately, no cars were coming, so I didn't get T-boned; however, I did reach the bottom, fishtail, and then slide across the street sideways to stop dead in a snowbank. (I'm sure the fine folks at Marathon Pizza are glad for that snowbank.)

I spent an hour driving to Ridgefield in the morning, and then four hours driving back in the afternoon — I didn't want to take back roads, so I had to cut through New York; then, I-84 was jammed for twenty miles (Newtown to Cheshire), so I cut onto Route 6, to find it barely plowed all the way through Thomaston… what a nightmare.

How did everyone else out here "enjoy" the real snowstorm?

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I was able to handle the 1" of light fluffy stuff we got with no problems.
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You got off lucky. There'* at least six inches total over here. Hard to say, it'* been snowing for over 24 hours, more or less.
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We got about 10" last week. I've had enough winter now.
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I think we got 4. Wouldn't call it a blizzard though. Are you new to this part of the ocuntry...lol
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Would that be US Rt 6? One of my favorite highways to use when I was trucking.

We got about 2" yesterday. Woop dee doo!
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Would that be US Rt 6?
Yes.

And Bill, I'm not new. The term "blizzard" is subjective to how much of a pain in the rear bumper the storm is.
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Not to rub it in, but I spent Tuesday pressure washing a fire hydrant. Sun came out enough to dry everything off and then I was able to paint it today. I am thankful the snow stayed on the East Side. Does not sound like any fun.
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