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Snowbound in New England

As you probably heard, or if you live here, know, that we have had an impressive amount of snow in a short amount of time here in New England.  Ski areas are thriving, snow lovers are excited, but others are having some bad issues. To give my “viewers” some prospective of how much snow we have, I took these pictures.

Snow bank on Chestnut St in Needham
Snow bank on Chestnut St in Needham
This is normally a brick walkway to the municipal lot in downtown Needham.
This is normally a brick walkway to the municipal lot in downtown Needham.
A snow bank in the parking lot. What is difficult to see here , is the bank is easily 2' taller than me.
A snow bank in the parking lot. What is difficult to see here , is the bank is easily 2′ taller than me.
Look at the yards on the side of the street, and compare to the car. This is not an illusion, the snow is deeper than the car!
Look at the yards on the side of the street, and compare to the car. This is not an illusion, the snow is deeper than the car!
This is on Washington St in Dedham, at a major intersection. You can't even see over this bank, which is easily 8-10' high.
This is on Washington St in Dedham, at a major intersection. You can’t even see over this bank, which is easily 8-10′ high.
This is in Dedham , on Route 1 at Legacy Place. You can't even make out the 8' sign for the place.
This is in Dedham , on Route 1 at Legacy Place. You can’t even make out the 8′ sign for the place.
On the roof at work. This is a ladder to get to this upper roof. The ladder is 7' to the top of the rails.
On the roof at work. This is a ladder to get to this upper roof. The ladder is 7′ to the top of the rails.
Here is the trench we dug in the snow to get on to the roof!
Here is the trench we dug in the snow to get on to the roof!
Here is another excellent view of the 5' snow drifts on the roof. The steel side of these stairs on top, is the height of my face.
Here is another excellent view of the 5′ snow drifts on the roof. The steel side of these stairs on top, is the height of my face.

So you can see, we have a lot of snow here! And it is going to take quite some time to melt it all. Things will get bad during the melt, but should start in a few weeks. Fortunately we don’t have any more heavy snow in the long range forecast.