Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Forest Hills Incident in Times Blizzard Coverage

From The Times:
"In Forest Hills, Queens, bystanders waited for three hours next to a man lying unconscious in the snow before they were able to flag down help.
N.Y. / REGION
Snow Blocked Hundreds of Ambulances
Published: December 28, 2010
Emergency dispatchers tried to triage calls by level of severity, but at least 200 ambulances got stuck on unplowed streets or were blocked by abandoned cars.

Blizzard of 2010: Day Three

We need you to plow, but we also roped off the street! Go figure. On 71st Road/112th St.

One of the more interesting drifts I saw on a car.
71st Road, near the Key Food, remained impassable.

The good news is the temps are rising, causing some snow melt.

Mail service resumed on Tuesday.

The plowed snow created what resembled a sea of undulating waves of snow along Queens Blvd.



Some motorists still had not learned by Tuesday. This car had just driven into a snow bank on 71st Road.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Blizzard 2010: Day Two


Austin Street, though some shops were open, was mostly free of cars.

One of several cars I noticed abandoned. This one blocking the intersection of 71st Ave. and 110th Street.

A different view of the car abandoned at the intersection of 71st Ave. and 110th Street.

Another abandoned car blocking the corner of 72nd Road and 112th Street.

This fellow seems right at home with his huskies as he strolls across Austin, coffee in hand.


Many side streets were impassable on Day Two of the storm.



Icicles dangle dangerously from the Citibank at the corner of 71st Continental and Austin.


One of the more unique aspects to this storm is how the winds kept some sides of the street mostly clear.


One of the bigger drifts I saw.


Crossing Queens Blvd. became an adventure - more like crossing the arctic tundra!



The Library was one establishment closed by the storm, to the dismay of this eager student.



One nice thing - you can walk straight down the middle of the streets to do your shopping!



Shovelers were out in force, searching for that next driveway or storefront to clear.

The Blizzard created many beautiful settings for the holidays. Station Square's tree.



The Blizzard proved too much for even NYC's best drivers, such as this cab abandoned at Ascan and Queens Blvd.


Helping a motorist who thought his car could get through anything. Apparently not.

And I really needed a haircut, too! Drats! 

The Reform Temple of Forest Hills' bushes.

Sudden wind gusts blowing the snow proved quite a challenge the day after the storm.