More than 3 feet of snow

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When the snow came, it came hard and fast.  It didn’t seem to let up for nearly three weeks, and I wasn’t sure how long it was going to take us to get plowed out.  Our road crew is one of the best around, and it took them almost no time to get us out.

Over two feet of snow feel overnight, followed by intermittent lake effect snow for the next three weeks.  When all was said and done, we had well over three feet on the ground, not including snow that had melted here and there on the warm days we had in between the freezing cold.

In North Country, we were used to it though.  Schools stayed open, plow trucks were prepared and ready to go, and the power companies had no problems with power loss.  When you live in an area with a lot of snow, you get used to it.  Lake effect could add several days, or even weeks to a regular storm, bringing with it anywhere from a few inches to several feet of snow.

I was amazed my little Nova could make it through the snow still.  In this area, most people drive SUV’s with four-wheel drive, and there is someone with a plow on their truck in every neighborhood.  Yet, still it trudged on, able to get through the snow with the best of the trucks once we put snow tires on it.  At least the plowed snow-covered areas.  Even the best of SUV’s though couldn’t make it through the thicker snow, although they could handle a few inches better than the car.

I remember the year we had to say goodbye to the car.  That little Nova took me many wonderful places, and survived many winter storms.

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