The Biggest Snowfall of 2008…So Far…
The Lower Mainland of British Columbia received the biggest dump of snow in a long time. It far surpassed the snowfall that we had at the tail end of 2007. Snowfall accumulations ranged from 10 CM’s to 30 CM’s in my own backyard of Port Moody, BC. There was so much snow here that they even mentioned my area on the evening news.
The snow really started to come down around 9 PM yesterday and fell strong till the late morning. I found my Subaru Impreza covered in nearly a foot of snow and entrenched quite deeply in my parking stall. At the same time, Kelly’s Honda was also quite stuck in the snow. In fact, her doors were frozen shut. It started up again early afternoon and taunted us through out the day. Wanting to get out, I heated up the inside of my car with the remote starter so that my doors would open. I guess that would be the least of my worries because I still needed to get OUT of my parking spot. Also, since I live on the side of a hill, I not only have to come up to my place, but I have to climb out of the hole in the side of the mountain. Luckily, I got my Dunlop Wintersport 3D’s put on back in December so all I really needed to do was just rev the engine and plow my way out. Ah…the beauty of all wheel drive!
Although most of the main roads were already plowed, many of the sidestreets were still covered in lots of snow. It was funny seeing so many cars parked at the bottom of hills while driveways further up the hill remained totally empty. It looked like someone shook the hill and they all slid to the bottom. As I drove around, I saw more cars stuck in ditches and a large number of SUV’s slipping around sideways. Apparently only about 28% of people in the Lower Mainland have proper winter tires and most of the accidents are caused by people running the standard all season tires. I can believe it. My Pirelli P-Zero Nero’s were something scary in the snow before I got my Dunlops put on.
If you ever wondered if the Postal Workers really worked through sleet, snow and rain, well, they do. It’s just another day for them, and apparently, this is just another shorts day for this postal worker. How’s the snow where you are?