Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Mucho Snow: Massachusetts! 4x4 Kinda’ Fun! Or, Be Careful What You Wish For?

February 1, 2011

If you think you have alot of snow….come see the Boston area and then let’s talk. There is so much snow here that no one has anyplace remaining to pile it. Homeowners can be seen shoveling the snow from their driveways and sidewalks into the street – which is usually not desired by any town. Most of the existing residential piles of snow are already chest to head high and the piles can not go any higher.

It has snowed all day (8 to 10 inches) and much of the area is currently getting a break as the snow has been replaced with a ‘freezing drizzle.’ Up to an additional foot of snow is expected/forecasted to arrive this evening/early tomorrow morning – unless the precipitation turns to ice.

Though all this snow fun is not coming without a price, at least for some, as one school district [in Conn.] reportedly has already canceled the upcoming spring break for students. Soon, I may have to rethink my ‘wish’ about snow, I recall my wall post saying, ‘the more the merrier.’ But, I am still diggin’ it tho. 4x4 Kinda’ Fun! :)


PS. The top of the wood portion of the fence in the foreground of the attached photo is probably 4-1/2 feet high, or so. The snow next to the fence does not really reflect any additional snow shoveled upon any fallen snow.

PSS. On the down side, roofs are falling down all around town - due to the weight of snow.