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Old 12-20-2009, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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How is everyone holding up in their cities? It's terrible here in DC.
Sunny and clear up here.
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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We got hit and got hit hard up here. It was a nightmare. Everything closed down. Biggest December snowstorm of all time in DC. It was interesting how in this snowstorm, people turned into the cars and the cars turned into pedestrians somewhat. Nobody was walking on the sidewalk. Everybody was walking in the middle of the street and the wind was blowing about 15 mph in DC. Pretty to look at but man, terrible to maneuver around in it.
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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We got 14" of snow around JFK airport (NYC/Long Island border), I also saw a lot if thundersnow and it was beautiful. I'm a warm-weather lover but this storm was cool, I can't even lie. It was our first snowfall and it happened right before Christmas which made me like it even more lol.

We got more than half of what we normally get for the entire Winter (and Winter didn't even start yet), I can't really recall the last time we had a storm of this caliber (except a few years ago when we got over a year's worth of snow [26"] in 2 days).
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:13 AM
 
Location: moving again
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The first big snow in 5 years! so happy
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Old 12-20-2009, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Denver
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We got a pretty decent pounding here on the South Shore of Boston...that said it wasn't anything we haven't had before. It's actually still snowing.

The bad part? I just spent the past 2 1/2 hours digging out my dad's truck:



I was actually thinking about how much of a stereotype my family was while we were there. We were shoveling snow, talking about the Pats, and eating/drinking Dunkin Donuts. I think that pretty much sums up Boston haha

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Old 12-20-2009, 01:41 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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Not snowing here where I am in VT right now. But, that sort of storm wouldn't be as big of a deal in many ways here, because most are more used to it here and tend to be more prepared for it...we get big snowstorms every winter.
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Old 12-20-2009, 01:44 PM
 
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Sunny and clear up here.
Same here
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Old 12-20-2009, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Denver
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One thing I have noticed about this storm that made it different than the others is that the roads are horrible. Apparently due to recession-related budget cuts, we had to reduce the amount of snow plows we could put out on the road.

Has anyone else had to deal with that?
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Old 12-20-2009, 04:19 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Default We drove up yesterday from South Florida

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I live in Staunton Virgnia, and I may be wrong but I think central virginia and the valley got hit harder than any other spot in the u.s. during this storm. We got about 30 inches with a few other towns nearby getting closer to three feet. Even though we get snow every year, this surpasses our usual yearly total .We simply don't have the infrastructure to handle this. Just happy it happened over the weekend.
We hit the snow in NC, but even though it had stopped by the time we got to Richmond, I-95 was a nightmare. I am from LI and have seen a lot of snow, but never the condition of a major interstate highway as this. Cars were abandoned right in the middle of the road. Trucks broke down and some just stopped where they were. The road was not plowed at all the entire way though Va. I think we were doing about 5 mpr. and think trying to make your way around all these abandoned/broken down cars and trucks. I can understand that this was a major storm and Va. probably doesn't get this much snow, but it was forecast in advance.

By the time we got to DC, one lane was thoroughly plowed and the plow trucks were all over at 6 AM Sunday. DC was not all that bad.
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Old 12-20-2009, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I remember years ago we got stranded at a hotel in VA when we were heading to Charlottesville. It was horrible; I believe that's why I despise the cold so much.
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