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06 February 2010 @ 10:03 am
The Blizzard of '10?  
This is the most snow I've seen in Pittsburgh in ages. Nineteen inches since yesterday, and it's still coming down. State of emergency has been declared. Buses and T are mostly shut down, lots of power outages, but (obviously) we're OK so far. And, we have nowhere we need to be this weekend, so that's good.

As much trouble as it's causing, it's still really pretty...

(6:30 PM Saturday): Still doing OK here, and so's my sister, but my parents have been without power since 10PM Friday. They have a gas fireplace, thank goodness, because otherwise they'd be in some trouble. Not like they can hop in the car and ride out the blackout somewhere else, as there's well over two feet of snow covering their driveway.

I feel bad- I want to do something to help them, but there's just no way and nothing that can be done. At least they have that fireplace. Hundreds of thousands of people lost power, and I doubt all of them have fireplaces... they've set up warming shelters throughout our county, but again, how are people supposed to get to them?
Mako, Director of The Ancient Order of Sidewalks: Aussiejo_mako on February 6th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
Jesus...I think that almost qualifies as; worse then when I first immigrated to the States from Aus. We went from Summer to Winter in Uniontown in Dec of 84, and it was so bad that year, that I ended up swearing off winter permanently.
Mako, Director of The Ancient Order of Sidewalks: Aussiejo_mako on February 6th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
p.s. Stay safe!
Miusherimiusheri on February 6th, 2010 08:55 pm (UTC)
It has finally stopped coming down, at least. Final tally for our area (City of Pittsburgh) is anywhere from 14 to 24 inches! The roads are all buried in that "don't even think about driving on us" way. My parents down in Washington have been without power since 10PM last night. At least they have a gas fireplace, but still, it sucks for them. No power, stuck where they are- and they're hardly alone. Around 150,000 folks are without power.

Yeah, I can't say I love winter myself, lol... but when spring finally arrives, it's so worth it.
Mako, Director of The Ancient Order of Sidewalksjo_mako on February 7th, 2010 06:09 pm (UTC)
Jesus...Uniontown got at least 2 feet of it and a cousin in WV got an inch of 3 feet of the shite. I'm starting to get pics from the family in Uniontown and even posted one on the snowday thread in pittsburgh. I am so glad I am out west and all we have to worry about is rain.
Applesapples491 on February 7th, 2010 02:08 pm (UTC)
Meanwhile, us New York folk would like just a little bit of that storm. Please? We like snow with our winter .....
Miusheri: jon with tequilamiusheri on February 7th, 2010 03:38 pm (UTC)
I'd be happy to give you some! We got way too much here...