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Digging out

Around here, everybody's digging out this morning.  The snow started falling at around 9 AM yesterday, and finally quit over night.  Thankfully I hired a plough service this year.  My driveway was cleaned up in the middle of the night by Pat, a volunteer firefighter with a tractor and the biggest snow blower you've ever seen.

According to some reports, we've just been hit with the "worst storm to hit the region in 60 years".  You can see the weather map for the last 24 hours below.  Smack in the middle of the purple is Ottawa, with volumes ranging from 50 cm to 75 (between 20 and 30 inches) just over the Quebec border (the Gatineau and Laurentian ski resorts!). 

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I guess it's all a matter of perspective.  We ski and skate in our family.  This is shaping up to be the best winter I can remember in years.  

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  • Michel Savoie December 17, 2007, 9:17 am

    I love the snow… It’s marvelous. We got over 40cm in Burlington/Toronto. Took me 5 1/2 hours to drive 100km yesterday.

  • Mum December 18, 2007, 12:15 pm

    Better you than me! All we got was wind which blew down a number of finely coned douglas fir branches, perfect for decorating the house. MA

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