Here’s my mom’s house as it looked this afternoon. See that shovel at bottom right
of the photo? The heap covered in snow between it and the tree is my car; behind that
is my grandparents’ car, which never got dug out from last weekend’s storm.
I-76 was closed, as were the Blue Route and the Schuylkill, which won’t mean much unless you used to live ’round here.
We actually got thunder during the blizzard, like the wind and snow weren’t enough. The local news, of course, is having a field day because they can justifiably hype this as historic — official tallies at the Philadelphia airport are 70+" of snow this season, 42.5" in the past five days. On the network and cable news, there appears to be a showdown of the would-be-clever headlines between “Snowmaggedon” and “Snowpocalypse”;
both sound too negative to me, so I’m going with “Snowffleupagus”.
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