Now THAT'S a weather chart I can relate to!
pub-tran service being halted today at 3:30pm.
gonna work half a day...
We got dry, granular snow last night--it was relatively easy to shovel. This morning, there's heavy, wet snow mixed with the granular stuff, which is more of a pain to deal with. It's coming down much faster, too. I took the recycling to the curb, and then went back into the house to round up the last of the recycling and get the green bin stuff. When i went back out fifteen minutes later, almost another half inch of snow had fallen.
By corporate decree, the Widget Factory stays open unless there is a State
of Emergency declared or we experience a power outage. No State of
Emergency has been declared, and I'm not waiting around for the lights
to go out.
High noon seems like a good time to get out of Dodge, even if I have to
take half a day without pay.
the first flake landed on my glasses @ 8:15.
nice easy commute in.
very blustery by the water...
Region Philbis wrote:
. . . very blustery by the water...
I always picture Winnie-The-Pooh when I hear the word "blustery".
Jeez...I'm talking with my friend in Kingston (coastal) RI and he has primed his power generator and he's all stocked up for his wife, him and his 2 dogs. My friend in W. Medford, close in to Boston (nr Tufts) is prepared for the worst tonight. In sympathy, I'm putting some sunblock on ad sipping on a tropical drink.
. . . In sympathy, I'm putting some sunblock on ad sipping on a tropical drink.
You're a nasty man, Rags.
big heaps of snow fallings from sky here in downtown Toronto
chunks of ice falling from top of building against window behind me
According to the radio, we're getting three centimeters per hour. For those who use sensible measurement scales, that's slight more than an inch an hour.
Snow is falling steadily here in Westford, but there doesn't seem to be
much accumulation yet. I can see traffic moving on Route 495. I'll stay
a bit longer.
The Governor of Massachusetts has declared a state of emergency
effective immediately and has banned all traffic starting at 4:00 pm.
be safe (((George))))
and all the East Coasters...
we're not going to be free here for another hour
I am not looking forward to any of my transitting options. I think all of them involve me ending up with Alfalfa-hair.
Boston takes the mystery out of snowplowing with
website that tracks the machines
The city of Boston today opened the door to one of the greatest mysteries of winter:
Where are those darn snowplow drivers?
For the first time, the Menino administration has posted a link that takes curious citizens
to a website that tracks the locations of snowplows all over in the city. Similar, but more
sophisticated software, has been used by city managers for the past three winters.
This map shows the real-time location of all city and contractor snow plows:
Thanks for the good wishes, all!
The drive home was a piece o' pie.
Very little traffic and not much accumulation (at that time).
There was a scary moment when a fathead in a pickup forced me to hit
the brakes, but I found out that the new Corolla handles well in that
Let us know how the commute goes, ehBeth.
Reege, I gotta check out the snowplow sight.