February 14-15, 2017 Blizzard Warning: (11 Photos)


11.   Its been awhile but finally a major storm system hit the Avalon Peninsula square on. The same system that wreaked havoc on the rest of Atlantic Canada earlier this week hit the North East Avalon on Valentines Day with a vengeance.



10.   This storm was a two part system beginning early Tuesday morning and finally eased up around 3:30pm dumping a little over 30cm of snow accompanied by high winds.



9.   All schools, universities, buses and most businesses shut down for the entire day.



8.   Snow was over the bucket on most of our driveway but I had it cleared out in short order.



7.    Thankfully the wind was from a direction that didn't completely fill in the basement stairs unlike the last Blizzard in January!



6.   The storm picked up force again around midnight with heavy snow lasting until about noon on Wednesday. Since I would have struggled to get the truck out of the driveway on Tuesday, I moved it to the end of the driveway for part 2.



5.   The heavy snow and high winds forced the closure of schools and most businesses for the second day in a row, a rare occasion here on the Avalon.



4.   The second part of the storm dumped well over 30cm in addition to the 30cm already on the ground from yesterday.



3.   Drifts were enhanced by the snow stacked up from the previous day's snowclearing operations, the drift was well over the height of the Honda's bucket.



2.   The tracks on the Blower allowed me to take off the top layer of snow, then after 3 passes I'd go back and remove the last 6" or so of snow.


1.  All East Coast Snowmobiler's wishes have finally been answered as we dig out and get ready to burn some serious gas this coming weekend!


Cheers, MIKE

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