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February 2, 2011

Blizzard of 2011

I don’t know the final snow totals yet but Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 and into the morning of Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 we were hit with an outrageous blizzard in Rockford, Illinois. One of the news stations has reported 13.9 inches, our 4th biggest snowfall ever.

The city of Rockford (population 150,000+) issued a state of emergency and told all residents to stay off the streets. For the first time in my 7 1/2 years of working at my marketing job, work was closed!

Here is a photographic recap of the blizzard:

My Volvo parked in driveway at 2:10pm Tuesday

Driveway at 4:50pm right after work

Driveway at 7:45pm

Driveway at 10:27pm

Driveway at 2:50am Wednesday

Driveway at 7:23am after I shoveled a bit

My Volvo buried in the snow
My Buried Volvo

Backyard at 2:50am
Backyard Snow Drifts

Our almost 17 year old dog, Socks, covered with snow
Socks Covered in Snow

Bella watching me shovel snow
Bella Watching Me Shovel

Our cul-de-sac . . . can’t really tell where the pavement is at all!
Our Cul-de-sac

Anyone effected by this massive storm feel free to share your comments below (or link to a post of yours!). And stay safe!!

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  1. joco says:

    Don’t remember how I got here :-)
    But what a snow post. Great to see the daily covering getting thicker and thicker. I’m sure you’ve just about had enough. Hope it doesn’t come back here.

    Posted on: February 5, 2011 @ 3:55 pm


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