Any one get snowed in?

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Any one get snowed in?

P'Gell P'Gell
In Chicago, we got between 1 and 2.5 feet of snow, depending on where you lived. We got more than 2 feet, drifting to more than 35 inches. Our cars had drifts on one side up to the windows.

Everybody OK? We're fine. Our kids all got home OK, although one of my kids thought she missed her train out of the city as the snow started, as they were sending the trains out as soon as they were full. We were glad they added more trains, and she got home safe. Our other dd was going to spend the night at a friend's house, as she was closer to work, only to be told the school where she works was closed Wednesday. Everybody had the day off.

Spent hours clearing snow. Made sure My Man gave me a good time the night the snow started and the morning before we went out, because I knew he'd be exhausted tonight. He went to sleep, after a JimmyJane candle massage at around 7:00 PM today.

People were stranded most of the night on Lake Shore Drive, but they got everybody out by about 3:00 AM. It was bad here, blowing snow, drifting, 3 inches an hour falling. It's supposed to be below zero tomorrow and the next day.

Here's some pics.

I hope everybody in the Midwest is OK. I think the East Coast is due for it soon.

Plow with plow UP coming down our street. This was the visibility at about 8:00 AM

a drift approximately 34 inches

view from our deck, first thing in the morning

house was covered and then it froze over. Snow was coming in around the cracks in the doors, through the screens of the windows that did not have storm windows and around the windows.

more of the street, early morning

chair on our deck

deck, with about two feet of snow
02/02/2011
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El-Jaro El-Jaro
Wow!

Last night we only got a couple of really blowy inches. It snowed a lot more this morning (couple inches). So far though, not anything more than any other Michigan winter storm.

They got it a lot worse to the north and south of me though, 10+" on the north side of Detroit and about a foot or so where my parents live upstate.
02/02/2011
lamira lamira
They were predicting a terrible storm for us in western New York, so they closed many of the schools in the area the night before. Thankfully, when I woke up this morning, there was less than a foot, which is not that much around here. I just hope that it has stopped and won't continue over the next few days .
02/02/2011
*HisMrs* *HisMrs*
I live in Texas and it hasn't snowed where I live but the temps haven't been above freezing since Mon. Sunday it was 78 degrees. Go figure. Anyways schools around here have been closing due to not having power.. We've been having rolling blackouts because the electric companies are trying to conserve power. Our grids are overloaded.. I know we're whimps but we are so not used to this weather!
02/03/2011
BadassFatass BadassFatass
I'm in Massachusetts and it finally stopped snowing this morning. The snow is piled up almost to my chest around here. We've just been hit with one storm after another and apparently have more in the near future. I can't remember the last time we had a winter like this. I want to say it hasn't been quite this bad since I was a kid.

The roads are a mess because there's nowhere for the plows to put the snow, not to mention that the snowbanks are so high you can't see around them to drive. I'm really not enjoying this.
02/03/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Reminds me of Montana, P'Gell. (That would be a normal winter in MT.)

Really, everyone up north, keep warm and try not to go out.
02/03/2011
Yoda Yoda
Up in central Ontario, we got about 2.5-3 feet in some places where the drifts pile u. In open spaces, it's more like 1.5-2 feet. I played hooky, and didn't drive in to school.
02/03/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I got just under two feet, with plenty of drifts.

I have a similar post going, it's got my pictures in it. Tons of snow! lol

link
02/03/2011
Liz2 Liz2
Too much snow in New England. I spent two nights sleeping over at work due to the storm. It has been a very long 60 plus hours.
Bitter cold tonight and more snow on Saturday. At least the sun shines today.
02/03/2011
Redboxbaby Redboxbaby
There is no such thing as being snowed-in where I live; life goes on, no matter what. There has been 3 or 4 snow days in 13 years here and even then they were only because of ice, never snow. It is interesting to me that the Midwest doesn't seem to have the equipment or manpower to handle this kind of weather. However, I do remember a few years ago being in St. Louis (during a 2-4 inch snow) and thinking, "For the love of God, some of these people do not have a clue how to drive in the snow." In that regard, it is probably a good thing that it keeps those people off the roads.

I remember growing up in MO and the blizzards we had in the 70s were freaking amazing!
02/03/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Redboxbaby
There is no such thing as being snowed-in where I live; life goes on, no matter what. There has been 3 or 4 snow days in 13 years here and even then they were only because of ice, never snow. It is interesting to me that the Midwest doesn't ...
Oh, we rarely get fazed by snow. We live in Chicago. However, this storm was the worst since '67! It was bigger than '79!

Chicago has excellent equipment (although we live in an unincorporated area, the arterial streets around us are pretty well taken care of.) But, in Chicago, Lake Shore Drive was shut down, and people were stranded. THAT hasn't happened since 1967!!! They were running extra trains and I was so glad my daughter got out of the city in time.

This was no ordinary storm.
02/03/2011
Heartthrob Heartthrob
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
In Chicago, we got between 1 and 2.5 feet of snow, depending on where you lived. We got more than 2 feet, drifting to more than 35 inches. Our cars had drifts on one side up to the windows.

Everybody OK? We're fine. Our kids all got home ...
Wishing you all who are snowed in well!
02/03/2011
Redboxbaby Redboxbaby
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
Oh, we rarely get fazed by snow. We live in Chicago. However, this storm was the worst since '67! It was bigger than '79!

Chicago has excellent equipment (although we live in an unincorporated area, the arterial streets around us are ...
Ha! So I turned on the TV for the first time, in like 2 weeks, right after I posted that message. Of course they were showing Lake Shore Dr. in Chicago. Holy Cow! OK. That was a shit ton of snow in a short time. My family all over the Midwest never really said much about the weather. WOW! That reminds me of winter's when I was a kid.
02/03/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Our snow piles are ridiculous. We were unable to leave for 1.5 days. My boyfriend just sent me a pic of him walking to class with the crazy piles of snow. I'll see if I can upload it.
02/03/2011
bzzingbee bzzingbee
I live in Eastern KS (Kansas City area) and my city got about a foot of snow but cities on the MO side and to the east and south got hammered pretty good getting up to a couple feet of snow. I can't remember the last time we've had quite this much even though I've lived in MO or KS my whole life. Last year's blizzard seems like nothing compared to this one. I feel lucky not to have gotten hit as hard as places like Chicago and cannot imagine having to abandon my car on a road. I wish all of you well and that the snow melts fast. Unfortunately, our weather forecast here is calling for more snow on Sunday or Monday. Only a couple more inches though.
02/03/2011
Naughty Student Naughty Student
I'm up in Quebec and we got A LOT of snow but I didn't pay attention to the amount. I walk to school so I had no issues with the wonderlandish snow. When I got to school both my classes were canceled, obviously!
02/03/2011
Bunnycups Bunnycups
Didn't get a lot of snow yesterday like we were supposed to. I woke up to a layer of ice on everything. There was a warning until about 10 in the afternoon.
02/03/2011
DustBunny DustBunny
I miss the snow we used to see in Delaware and in Michigan. North Carolina didn't get anything. While the last two storms did make for some fun times, nothing like southerns on ice, it wasn't the amounts of snow I'm used to.

Last year when we lived in Delaware I was able to sneak out to our balcony and make a naked snow angel. I love temperature play, so this was a silly request that K made as my master and I did. Making a snow angel in nothing but my collar was a blast, one of my favorite snow memories.
02/04/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
I don't think it's going to melt any time soon. It's about 6 degrees today. It's supposed to get up to 32 on Sunday, (maybe Sat) but all that means is that anything that melts will freeze over solid and look like a skating rink.

Then, next week, we have below zero temperatures to look forward to. That's the weather in Chicago.

A man fell into Lake Michigan at the height of the storm. I don't know if they found him. I'm sure the poor guy didn't make it. Usually, homeless people are found dead all over with a storm like this, but we haven't heard much about it. The Warming Centers are all over and I hope people who need them can get to them. They are going to have to use city buses as warming centers next week as they will run out of room in the shelters, libraries and churches with the below zero temperatures. I actually hope it doesn't thaw, because when we get a thaw during a snow like this, it only freezes over as soon as it gets dark.

Fun in Chicago. I'm glad we're all safe and warm. My little one went back to school today, the bus was 15 minutes late. BRRRRR.

I hope everybody in the Midwest and everywhere else which got this shitty weather is OK. I'm just glad My Man bought a new snow blower early this winter. Our old one broke (he gave it to a buddy who got it running) and there was no way we would have gotten the snow cleared in any time without it.

I don't envy the South with all the ice. That's scary.

"Southerners on ice." LOL! Dust bunny. I pictured a good old boy, in a pick up with the Confederate Flag on the back of it, doing donuts on the ice and yelling, "WEEEEHOO!"
02/04/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
Our snow piles are ridiculous. We were unable to leave for 1.5 days. My boyfriend just sent me a pic of him walking to class with the crazy piles of snow. I'll see if I can upload it.
Lauren, I got a Flicker account for things like this and pics of toys for reviews. It's really easy to use.
02/04/2011
namelesschaos namelesschaos
I'm Florida so obviously no getting snowed in for me. However I grew up in New Jersey and spent 2 years in Buffalo, New York and even thought I consider moving to FL a big mistake not having to deal with snow is certainly one of the up sides of moving down here.
02/04/2011
AlexaFish AlexaFish
We actually got snowed in and I live in Dallas....sure it was only 4 inches...but I think there are like 2 snow plows in the enitre state so....we're just ill-equipped to handle a real winter.
02/06/2011
Modern^Spank^Anthem Modern^Spank^Anthem
i'm beginning to really dislike snow
02/06/2011
Alys Alys
Here in VT we just keep getting more and more snow. We're averaging a couple of days, maximum, between snow storms. The snow comes about up to mid-thigh, with drifts up to mid-chest! I am sooo ready for spring.
02/06/2011
RosesThorns RosesThorns
Didn't get snowed in here, but they are talking more snow here in Central Texas... No one here knows what to do when it snows, so everyone acts like its the damn apocalypse!
02/09/2011
BluePixi BluePixi
We had a few inches of snow and a nice slick layer of ice under that in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. School was canceled all last week after Monday and again today after almost all the ice had melted and two days of class. There have been blackouts and numerous car accidents here as well.
02/09/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by RosesThorns
Didn't get snowed in here, but they are talking more snow here in Central Texas... No one here knows what to do when it snows, so everyone acts like its the damn apocalypse!
SnoPocalypse. My Man and I were calling it "Snowgasm 2011."

Hey, Pixi, they canceled school for a week? Wow. Our one child who is still in Grammar school (5th grade) had her second snow day EVER! The first one, several years ago, was due to below zero cold (like today, but school is open.) We're used to it in Chicago, but we got more two days ago, and the day before that. But, even though the next were only a few inches all together, there is NO place to put the snow! We have piles 10 to 12 feet high in parking lots and next to our streets. Our garbage finally got picked up 7 days late. They, of course, couldn't dig out the garbage that My Man so thoughtfully put out the night before the Blizzard. So, it sat there for a week until he dug it out.
02/09/2011
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
In Chicago, we got between 1 and 2.5 feet of snow, depending on where you lived. We got more than 2 feet, drifting to more than 35 inches. Our cars had drifts on one side up to the windows.

Everybody OK? We're fine. Our kids all got home ...
Your place looked like ours. The drofts were as tall as our minivan and we were officially snowed in...though we had plenty of food and essentials.
02/09/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Airen Wolf
Your place looked like ours. The drofts were as tall as our minivan and we were officially snowed in...though we had plenty of food and essentials.
And you're a lot farther south than we are! Too bad its so cold. I bet Monkey would have a blast playing in it. It's supposed to warm up this weekend.
02/09/2011
BluePixi BluePixi
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
SnoPocalypse. My Man and I were calling it "Snowgasm 2011."

Hey, Pixi, they canceled school for a week? Wow. Our one child who is still in Grammar school (5th grade) had her second snow day EVER! The first one, several years ago, ...
yep, the university was closed five days last week, Tuesday through Saturday, and was closed again today. We don't see much snow here and it is unusual for freezing weather to last more than a day or two before it heats up enough to melt all the ice. Just the possibility of black ice on the overpasses is enough to close the schools sometimes.

We also get weather days for tornado watches from time to time.
02/09/2011
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