Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Christmas Blizzard- Blizzard #2

Here are some pictures of the Christmas Blizzard, our second major snowstorm of the season. We had 21 inches of snow, and high winds, resulting in some huge drifts. We weathered the storm at my in-laws house, and we were stuck from Thursday morning to Saturday morning. The roads were impassible--even coming home was a little hairy on the highway. We got to the gravel road north of our house at about 1:00 Saturday afternoon only to find that it hadn't been plowed. We did go around (howie, our neighbor, had scooped a path from the other mile to our driveways), but we almost got stuck. We parked the van in front of the driveway and Myron walked up the driveway, scooped the drift with his hands in front of the shop doors to get the tractor out, and began scooping.

Here are his footprints--the first sign of life in our driveway! That's a lot of snow!

Here comes the tractor---he's pushing quite a pile!

Scooped! The banks got higher and higher every pass he made.

Here's a shot up by the house. Once I could get in the driveway, I promptly got stuck, so Myron had to push me out with the tractor. I got up to the yard, and then had to wait so he could clear the drifts and snow in front of the house.

We had another blizzard last week, which accumulated in about 8 inches of snow and pretty high winds the next day. I was stuck for 2 days then as well. Howie scooped me out a couple times, but with the snow and wind and temps (w/o the wind) of -20, it was pretty debilitating for our area. No pictures though---we're expecting another storm next week though, which is supposed to dump another 20 inches on us, so be prepared!!
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