Ricky and I both were at home on Friday, which was key because then we wouldn't need to fight our way onto the last train out of town. I could also make a crock pot roast to feed us all week. It was nice to see the snow lightly falling during the day.
After dinner, we did a pre-emptive shoveling, but it didn't matter because we were covered in snow so badly at the end of it. We also tried to walk and see what the water looked like, but the conditions were so bad that we had to turn around five minutes in. It was so windy and white out that we couldn't see, and feared walking into a plow.
The next morning, we woke up to the most snow we'd ever seen in Salem. At least 2 feet, possibly more. It was to the top of my boots, whatever that may be. I tried to walk and see how it looked, but nothing was plowed so again I turned around.
Ricky and I made egg sandwiches, then spent an hour shoveling. We'd end up doing another pass at it once the snow stopped, and then cleaning up our cars on Sunday. My arms are still sore from shoveling.
We took a walk to see the snow once it stopped and the plows had been through. It was crazy how desolate the city looked. since there are so many historic buildings in Salem, it also made us feel like we went back in time with the barren streets and no cars.
At night, the city began to wake up again and we walked to Howling Wolf to meet up with friends and get tacos. It was nice to see people again.
Sunday things were getting back to normal. One crazy thing was that there is nowhere to put this snow. Most of the sidewalks are still covered in snow, not because people didn't try... but because there is nowhere to put it. It'll be warmer this week, so hopefully the accumulation will melt a bit.
Here are some of my photos from the storm.
|Our street on Friday night. Not a lot of snow at this point, but a lot of snow is falling.|
|Derby Street, Friday night, in the middle of the white out conditions. You can't see the harbor straight ahead of us, but you can see two people who had a similar plan of taking a snow storm walk.|
|Yard, Saturday morning. I had shoveled this last night, but it was all for naught. This is at least 2 ft of snow.|
|Custom House, completely covered in snow.|
|Salem Commons, looking like it's 1900.|