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Old 03-08-2011, 09:00 PM
 
Location: on a dirt road in Waitsfield,Vermont
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I assume alot of folks, including me, were digging out in northern Vermont and the Daks this morning.

Beautiful day tho, deep blue sky in the morning. After shoveling I decided to venture out and take some pics. I should have done more on shoveling out my mailbox but it looked so cool leaving like that. Hope the mailman and newspaper guy have a sense of humor.

Around here we got about 28", the 2007 Valentines storm was 42" so this isn't so bad. Lots of power outages in southern Vermont so not much snow down there but a trying day for them nonetheless. We did have a busy local bridge closed due to ice jam flooding on the Mad River.

Maple sap could flow end of this week, especially down south.
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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Well, at least you still have a mailbox! Mine's going to take a little more work. In the spring. If it ever gets here.
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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more snow.!
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Live - VT, Work - MA
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For the record my friend who plows my place couldn't get more than a few hundred feet down my 900' driveway/road with his F250 Plow truck......was heading over with a loader last I heard this morning.

I can't wait to roll into that mess tomorrow night........should be awesome. Love the snow, hate the mix with rain and mud is no good for anyone....
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Old 03-10-2011, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Its going to be nasty! Wind and flood watches/warnings have been posted. We've changed over to rain in the champlain valley.
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Old 03-10-2011, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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Right now it's a mix of rain & freezing rain here in the NEK. The roads seem busted up worse than usual this year. A few large Cattle barns collapsed after Monday's snow taking some of the cows with them. Always hate to see that sort of thing happen. The first few weeks of spring won't be very pretty this year, but at least they should be interesting.
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Old 03-11-2011, 02:05 PM
 
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I'm praying for it to melt off my roof. I can't get to the top with the snow rake and I've been to tired to tackle the lower part again. Then my boiler died yesterday. I've got a slushy soupy mess of snow and I'm losing driveway territory fast. I tried to clean up the new snowfall with my blower and it clogged with slush.

I laugh at the still have a mailbox comment. Mine was already destroyed once this year and my repair job looks like it might not be able to take the pounding.

I'm basically just holding on by my fingernails until spring here...and I'm not sure if I'm going to make it!
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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I'm praying for it to melt off my roof. I can't get to the top with the snow rake and I've been to tired to tackle the lower part again. Then my boiler died yesterday. I've got a slushy soupy mess of snow and I'm losing driveway territory fast. I tried to clean up the new snowfall with my blower and it clogged with slush.

I laugh at the still have a mailbox comment. Mine was already destroyed once this year and my repair job looks like it might not be able to take the pounding.

I'm basically just holding on by my fingernails until spring here...and I'm not sure if I'm going to make it!
true story

We have a covered porch so we have a typical downward sloping roof and then the outward sloping roof over the porch. We get the usual hanging curl of snow and ice when the weather goes above freezing. A few weeks ago I went out and knocked some of the curls off with a heavy broom. All of a sudden I heard a lot of creaking and growning-I should have ran. The entire load of snow came off the roof at one time, and since it went over the relatively flat roof over the porch, it didn't go straight down to the ground but straight out, like a skier going off a ski jump. And I was ten feet in front of it. I tried to run but it knocked me down and covered my entire body except for my head. I felt it move it's way up my body and I realized I could get completely buried. I was lucky. I was toward the side of the front yard. If I was in the center I would have been completely covered, and no one else was home as the snow went beyond me in that part of the yard.
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Old 03-11-2011, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Western views of Mansfield/Camels Hump!
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Wow...crazy story. Glad you made it okay...
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Old 03-11-2011, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Wow...crazy story. Glad you made it okay...
Since we have flatter roofs in the front and back, over the bathroom, I've often used the snow rake while up on a ladder. I'll never do that again.
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