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« on: February 09, 2013, 02:54:39 PM »

Some photos from the morning after the storm...

First light the roads were pristine but unploughed (as of 2pm they are still unploughed!)



Cars buried..





Walter Street, Roslindale was the best ploughed road



Some picturesque houses in Roslindale









Arborough St in front of my house...at least 16` unploughed



My porch



My driveway...



Getting to work







Finally reach the car









3 hrs later



Others had a way to go yet





Good luck to the rest of you!

cheers
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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2013, 03:01:08 PM »

All that work and still 2 hours before you can drive anywhere!
I just got all dug out, then over to my dads to dig him out at 4pm.
Hope this doesnt happen again for a while!
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2013, 03:38:39 PM »

Good luck at your Dads Ben as its starting to freeze over.
I can't drive anywhere as roads are unploughed Sad 16' of snow to get through - even with Winter tires that might be hard Wink
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2013, 05:44:57 PM »

Here is what needs to be ploughed along with the rest of the street - where will it all go!





Good for snowshoeing though...







Off into the wilds of the Arboretum






Deep snow is good for falling down in....








Some scenic shots






Climbing Peters hill








Stairway to heaven Wink








Reached the top!






What a view!



The roads are blocked with snow...






How will the plough even get through!



Am I stuck here for days!!






Maybe the best way to get around?



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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2013, 05:59:51 PM »

We were living in cambridge for the '78 storm, looked pretty much like that. We could ski over our cars on the way to harvard square. Took front end loaders a week to clear it all up.  Life out here in the boonies is much simpler, as there's plenty of room for plows and plenty of space for the snow piles. We're all plowed out. Now I just need a sidecar rig like peter's to buzz around on.

-other p

 
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2013, 08:12:20 PM »

The Arboretum looks beautiful Andy! Shoveled three driveways today by hand, two large and one single car. I wish I could have gone snowshoeing! What are those newfangled shoes? They look very cool.

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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2013, 09:53:00 PM »

Glad to hear everyone's safe and even enjoying themselves.

Thankfully ratbikes don't need covers, right?

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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2013, 02:22:59 PM »

Whoa!! Preserved like a cave man in a glacier!
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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2013, 03:38:05 PM »

Andy, you sure do spell "plow" funny. Tongue

Great pictures though! We are freed up a bit on the major streets across the square but our side streets are shit. This all does make me wish that I had my snowboard or at the very least some snowshoes.

I'm not too sure when I'll be able to park the car back on the street. It'll take those front loaders, like Other Peter was saying, to clean up the massive barriers of snow that's there now.
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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2013, 06:58:35 PM »

Epilogue -Sunday evening 6pm..

This afternoon the front loader appeared...first of all Conway Street



And more snow was pushed in front of the driveway Sad



So I had a walk down to the T





And placed the car strategically...if you see it you will know I want out Wink (note the skier)



and waited...



and waited....until!!! Saved!







The front loader even cleared the front of our driveway after we asked nicely (he would not accept cash!)

So thats me free...free at last!!  Grin

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« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2013, 07:40:30 PM »

Nice story and great pictures, Andy! I am glad all is well!

Ben, you are a hero!

Here are few pictures from yesterdays "fun" I had. I spent 7 hours all together clearing up my little property and helping few nice and not so nice neighbors.





Our street


The tractor came!


Unfortunately it dumped all that snow basically in front of my driveway. I was kind of mad, but he really didn't have a choice and the street was cleared.   


Eric had fun though..



It took a few more hours, but then we were all free.

Best to all,
Peter



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« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2013, 09:36:17 PM »

Good photos Peter!

Looks like you had too much fun Wink
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« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2013, 09:49:30 PM »

  Six hours shoveling at the house yesterday and about a 1/2 hour today at my shop. Shoveled through 5' drifts at home and the shop was 4' high from the curb to the door. I LOVE this stuff...really I do. If I didn't I wouldn't be here. I was out tromping around at 2am, the height of blizzard conditions here...absolutely insane. High tide Sat. morning wreaked havoc on the north/east facing coastlines...I love it when mother nature kicks ass. Sammy has been lovin' this action. He is a true snow hound and last year offered him not much at all. He pretty much spent the entire day yesterday romping/digging/chasing in snow drifts/banks. He is absolutely PISSED that I make him come inside.

   Ah well, back to work tomorrow...too short a weekend if you ask me.

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« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2013, 11:50:07 PM »

the wind was blowing enough that it caused drifts inside my garage!



poor bikes and scooters
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« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2013, 11:29:14 PM »

Hey even by Canuck standards you guys GOT IT!!! We hear in Ottawa have been lucky...missed most of them...altough tomorrow suppose to bring a biggy!!!! hope it misses us again
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