It’s been three days since we had the “biggest snowstorm ever” in New York. The temperature warmed up today so it’s a big slushy mess out there.
Funny, but the snowstorm was pretty much a non-event. I remember a snowstorm in ’77 (or was it ’78?) that shut down the city for three days and that one apparently isn’t even in the top five record snowfalls. There was also a big one around Easter back in the 80’s that doesn’t rate either.
Am I remembering things wrong?
I think what’s happened is that they handle the snowstorms differently now. Back then, whether it was for financial reasons or things were simply badly managed, they waited until the snow fell, then they tried to clean it up. That just doesn’t work. Now they’re out there salting and sanding before the street even gets wet, never mind waiting until there’s already six inches of snow on the ground and the plow can’t make it down the street.
Of course, the downside to all of this preparedness is that there’s never a reason to close down my job.