I was born and raised in the Hudson Valley and I recall we used to get some serious snow.Got a little last week but needed the dozer for the one before it
I had one truck for 34 years, all it needed is one tire on the ground to pull itself out of a stuck condition. Custom built in 1979 its still being driven today.Blizzard of 78 I was working at a parking ramp. The two central stairways were enclosed with doors on each level. Someone had propped the door on the top level and the stairwell ended up with about 3 or 4 feet of snow in it. Had to shovel it all down to the next level below and then out the door to where the plow could get at it. Six levels worth, a little bit of sweat for $2.20 an hour. Used to plow the ramp with an International Scout pickup. Was plowing the sidewalk once and trying to ram a big pile of snow down the sidewalk between a concrete wall and a tall snowbank. Plow sprang up and I ran the truck up on top of the snow I was pushing and got stuck. Had to shovel it out and as I did I could only get one tire to touch the ground since it had so much snow packed underneath. Four wheel drive doesn't help much with only one tire on the ground.
Yup lived on long island at the time People were stuck on the LIE for days I had a 69 GMC 4x4 with a plow . The town of Brookhaven paid me to plow side streets made some good money .I was born and raised in the Hudson Valley and I recall we used to get some serious snow.
Do you recall the blizzard of 1978?
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We lived across the street and about 1/2 mile from my high school and I had to walk down a long driveway then through the football field to get to school... sometimes through two feet of snow.
Ahh, the good 'ol days.
Sadly, I wonder if any future generations of school kids will have the pleasure of doing that... what with the trend towards home-schooling.
I don't remember that one... I was 16.Yup lived on long island at the time People were stuck on the LIE for days I had a 69 GMC 4x4 with a plow . The town of Brookhaven paid me to plow side streets made some good money .
But the ice storm of 73 was worse. We had no power for almost 3 weeks only heat was from a small woodstove my dad bought from a neighbor . We slept and pretty much lived in one room . Blocked all the door opening with blankets to keep the heat , had to keep the water running in all the faucets and shower/bathtubs antifreeze in all the toilets except the one next to the family room with the stove. Amazing none of the pipes froze. We did drain the baseboards and boiler they would have froze with no water movement
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I was home snug and warm during that blizzard, but our neighbor wasn't so lucky.
He had just flown in to JFK and was driving home from the airport (can't recall if it was taxi, bus, or his own vehicle) but made it just halfway across the bridge. He walked the 15+miles from there!