All quiet...All quiet...
The calm after the stormThe calm after the storm
Around 5pm, and it was still snowing. It didn't stop until the wee hours of the next morning.Around 5pm, and it was still snowing. It didn't stop until the wee hours of the next morning.
This was an awesome walk in the stormThis was an awesome walk in the storm
At the quadAt the quad
On campus, heading towards the columnsOn campus, heading towards the columns
We got to see this plow spinning its tires as it tried to make it up a hillWe got to see this plow spinning its tires as it tried to make it up a hill
Visibility was pretty limited. We estimated 50 yards.Visibility was pretty limited. We estimated 50 yards.
After spending all day sitting inside, we decided to venture out and see what all the fuss was about. This was about 4:30pm.After spending all day sitting inside, we decided to venture out and see what all the fuss was about. This was about 4:30pm.
Goodbye, cars. See you in spring.Goodbye, cars. See you in spring.
A couple action shots to show how hard the snow was coming downA couple action shots to show how hard the snow was coming down
In the heart of the stormIn the heart of the storm
  • All quiet...
  • The calm after the storm
  • Around 5pm, and it was still snowing. It didn't stop until the wee hours of the next morning.
  • This was an awesome walk in the storm
  • At the quad
  • On campus, heading towards the columns
  • We got to see this plow spinning its tires as it tried to make it up a hill
  • Visibility was pretty limited. We estimated 50 yards.
  • After spending all day sitting inside, we decided to venture out and see what all the fuss was about. This was about 4:30pm.
  • Goodbye, cars. See you in spring.
  • A couple action shots to show how hard the snow was coming down
  • In the heart of the storm

We’re now on an unprecedented snow day #3 after Tuesday’s CoMoSnowpocalypse blizzard. The storm dumped over 17 inches on us in less than 24 hours.

On one hand it surprises me that the university decided to stay closed again today. We walk to work and even walked to campus in the middle of the blizzard, so getting to work is never much of a concern for us. Plus our road has been cleared immediately following (and sometimes during) every snow we’ve had this winter.

On the other hand, though, I understand that not everyone has the cleared road or close distance to work that we enjoy, so travel can be a lot more challenging.

Overall, though, I’m appreciative that the university values the safety and well-being of its 12,000 employees, and would rather pay us to stay home than worry about us killing ourselves trying to get to work. Not everyone is so fortunate.

We’ve been making the most of our time at home, working on projects we’ve been wanting to do for years, and loving every minute of it.

5 Responses to “CoMoSnowpocalypse 2011”

  1. Bethany
    3 February 2011 at 11:54 am #

    I work for the University, too. Our street was plowed today, and with 2 and 3 feet drifts, we couldn’t have gotten out! I was also surprised about the cancel. I wonder if its all the parking lots being full of snow! Troughbridge would take a long time!

    Thanks for the blizzard pictures. I wanted to go out, but I am pregnant and thought it safer to wait it out!

  2. CoMo Homestead
    4 February 2011 at 9:50 am #

    Oooh, good point! I hadn’t thought about the parking lots. That would be a mess.

    Staying inside was probably a good call! We walked in the street and unfortunately had to deal with a surprising amount of traffic – people just driving around for no apparent reason.


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