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Old 02-10-2013, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Wallingford, CT
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Cmon, it's only a few days people.. we had a weeks notice!!

I have friends in bridgeport who havent seen a plow once and the snow is 30 inches STILL They are just having a blast!
There's a big difference between 2 feet and 3 feet.

I went shopping on Wednesday before the big rush, and I still feel ill-prepared. Starting to run out of stuff now.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:45 PM
 
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Finally got the car and space cleared away. Behind me (which you cant see) is the road out which is still not plowed. Plow company was supposed to come today.......still waiting.......
A backhoe came yesterday and made a very narrow path for emergency vehicles......but its still not easily driveable. Our 3 spaces are the best at our complex......It amazes me what a terrible job some people do shoveling. I saw people shovel their cars but not the back of the car so they can actually back out.Why leave it buried? You can see a roofline of a buried car just to the left of the blue BMW. If everyone gets out and properly clears their area, it will be that much easier when the plows finally get here. Anyway.......still waiting for a sign of a plow here but I am guessing its going to awhile......
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Great pics from all of you I live in MN and can say I have never seen so much snow - and we can get some doozies.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:09 PM
 
Location: The South
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I've some people say that this storm - as bad as it was - wasn't as bad as 1978. I think they might be forgetting that in 1978 there was already a pretty decent amount of snow on the ground, so, when we added 24" to it, it seemed like "more". I understand that with this blizzard, the ground was pretty bare and the snow banks smaller. Is this true?
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:27 PM
 
Location: New Britain, CT
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As of this writing, Locust and Winthrop Streets (by Citgo/Food Bag) in New Britain have not even been touched. Parkmore Street is barely the width of one snowplow wide...and that's because somebody sent their own truck through. I've never seen the streets this bad 36 hours after the snow stopped.

As for snow? I'd say about 24 inches here.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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My street finally got cleared and my driveway is also cleared.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Wallingford, CT
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I've some people say that this storm - as bad as it was - wasn't as bad as 1978. I think they might be forgetting that in 1978 there was already a pretty decent amount of snow on the ground, so, when we added 24" to it, it seemed like "more". I understand that with this blizzard, the ground was pretty bare and the snow banks smaller. Is this true?

I've been hearing that the snowfall totals were higher in a 24 hour period, max wind speeds were higher, pressure was lower, and rate of snowfall per hour were all higher than '78.

Though I suppose that depends on if you're in one of the places that has 10" or 40".
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:16 PM
 
Location: In a house
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In '78 we were ice skating to each others' houses through the back yards, while other people were x-country skiing and snow-shoeing to check up on neighbors. I remember the snow cave I made - I put a blanket down and camped out in it all day, it was so thick with snow that it made amazing insulation and kept me comfy inside. School was out for almost a week, and the snow drifts had gone up well over 8 feet; many of us had to literally dig our way out of our homes through windows at elevations higher than our doors.

This storm, while significant, and historic, and monumental, and impressive, was no '78. Also, back in 1978, our storm was SO impressive, it didn't need no stinkin name
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Woburn, MA / W. Hartford, CT
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Great pics from all of you I live in MN and can say I have never seen so much snow - and we can get some doozies.
Amen...I've lived in Minneapolis, Chicago, Cleveland's lake snow belt, and Albany, and never seen this much snow!!
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Middlesex
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plows finally showed up here at my complex but are only plowing one 'lane' through the parking lot instead of 2. and what side of the parking lot is that 2nd lane that they're not plowing? the same side as where my car is parked of course. earlier today i could only clear half my car - most of the front, most of the driver side (to get in to start it), the windshield and the roof. as luck would have it, the entire backside of my car was uncovered giving me easy access to my snow brush. but then again there was still about 8' (length wise) behind the car which was way too much for me to shovel on my own given my back has been kinda sore lately. i was hoping the plow would get rid of that but it didn't.

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