Well that was fun! According to the latest dispatch from the National Weather Service, our storm has moved on: let the digging out begin! **UPDATED 1-24-16** More pics and video of the storm in East Falls.
Patch.com reported snow totals of up to 3 feet of accumulation in some areas (they were also posting hourly updates). Sunday’s looking cool & cloudy: Let the dig out begin! Meanwhile, enjoy these pics & videos from Jonas’s visit to East Falls…
Share your neighborhood pics with the world! Tweet @EastFallsLocal or tag us on Facebook (where we’re trying to cover every nook & cranny, ha). Photos from our walks around East Falls, Sunday, January 24th:
THANKYOUVERYMUCH: Above shares from @MotorCityN8, Heather Petrone-Shook, and Bastiaan Slabbers, our favorite local Dutch guy and roaming photo-journalist (who always seems to be up to something interesting — here’s his NewsWorks gallery of the blizzard, too).
In East Falls, we had quite a coffee run this morning! Left Gypsy Lane Condos around 6:45 am, to find sidewalks largely unshoveled and roads — while the main ones had been plowed — were still pretty thick with gunky wet snow.
Of the few cars that were on the road, many seemed to be having difficulty (big surprise, I know!) — we even saw a plow truck stuck in the snow off Schoolhouse lane.
The river’s icing over in a cool rippled pattern, and the wind is whipping up snow drifts everywhere. No paddlers on the river, except for the feathered kind.
At 8:00 am, Calumet Street was still unplowed and untrodden. Lured me uphill with its pretty colorful rowhome facades, then trudging that steep climb in a foot of fresh snow was brutal. Dammit, Calumet. About halfway up I seriously considered lying down to make snow angels.
This is a heavy, windy storm. Weather channel says this baby’s gonna keep going through the weekend, and require a ton of cleanup.
PS. Isn’t it purdy, though?!
Can’t get enough of East Falls in the snow? Don’t miss “UP THE NUTS,” Russ Gardner’s charming & nostalgic post about winter as a neighborhood kid here in the 50’s.
Video from last year…