Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Snow Commute - Overpass



Some of you have asked if we get a lot of snow. That depends on your definition of a lot. I don't think we get enough snow but others think we get too much.

This photo was taken last Friday (Nov 30) of the cars coming from downtown onto Lakeshore Drive via the Overpass (called that since it goes above the train tracks of both the Ontario Northland and Ottawa Valley Railways). The snowstorm is just starting to roll into town.

To give you an idea as to the amount of snow that has fallen (& drifted), since Sunday afternoon, I have shovelled out the driveway 5 times! It's supposed to let up a bit by tomorrow, which means that I'll actually have a chance to do a proper job of cleaning the driveway and piling the snow away from the house.

Here it's important to push the snow as far away from the driveway and house on these first snow falls since it will continue to snow until March. It is no picnic trying to clean your driveway when you have created 6 foot banks of snow on either side.

18 comments:

Luke Wiley said...

Thats a lot of snow, It has already melted down in our area!

Susan said...

Hi,
Thanks for your comment.
My bridge photo was from last year at the same time. We did have our first snow here on Dec 1st this year too, but I didnt really get a chance to get out and photograph it as I worked nights and was sleeping. I did get out and snap a few of the christmas parade though and posted one of that on the 2nd.
The snow has almost washed away now.

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Repeating a comment I made on another blog: I really miss snow (we get mostly rain here), but I really don't miss the snowblowing/shoveling. Good luck this winter!

Dina said...

Snow??? what's that?? only joking of course , I say this because we never get snow here on the sunny island of Malta. I must admit that we get wind and rain plus lots of high humidity since we are a small island.

I love your photo shots from the plane

Gwen said...

chilly, brrr! It must be difficult driving in snow.

Clueless in boston said...

That's a lot of snow in any language. I guess you get used to it, and it is pretty (the first day), but I'm already looking forward to spring.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I used to have that problem when I lived in Syracuse where they got ten inches yesterday (well, in Baldwinsville). It would rift up to the level of the top of the banks so you had to throw it as far as you could. Glad I don't have to do THAT anymore. AK!

Cool shot!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

It looks COLD! Brrr--blowing snow--it hasn't been that cold here yet, our snow has been wet.

Lara said...

looks pretty cold...

PaB said...

We wonder how was Canada covered by snow because we were there this summer. Thank your for this photo.
I really enjoyed the airplane ride serie. It was a great idea. Very spectacular and fully in the spirit of DPB.
Thanks for all your comments.
For your information, the light of bridge is made with blue neon lights fixed below the bridge deck.

'Through JoAnn's Digital Eyes'NL/Eng. said...

Wow!!!!
What a snow!!! Yes you should wake up an hour earlier to clean (shovel?) the streets before you can leave the house! My aunt told me she had to put o the motor of the car first, an shovel etc... How do you do that? Do you have to leave the house also very earley because of this snow? However it looks pretty though, ..... if you have NOT to go to your work?

I showed today something really DUTCH, we celebrate it mostly for the children a "Sinterklaas" evening with presents and sweet candies, The Sinterklaas and his helpers are all dressed up for the children, come and see:)

Greetings see you:) JoAnn

Kerri said...

Wow - I would say that is a LOT of snow!

Joy said...

Starting to get a bit rough out there now. Safe driving!

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julia said...

What a differnt lifestyle to have and I thought mowing the lawn (in summer particularly) was a chore!

b.c. said...

Oh, well given your description, I think you get a lot! Wow good luck with all the shoveling!

Zhu said...

At least you shoveled! We have 40 cm in frot of the house.. the driveway is finally clear but my back hurts :$

Neva said...

YOu live in Canada....I imagine if they think they get too much snow they need to move! It is snowing here again....I am not complaining.

Lynette said...

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