January 22, 2022


Our second 'Storm of the Century' in as many weeks was much more substantive for Brickmuppetburg than the last one. This is not to say it will illicit more than an amused chuckle from people who are from frozen, ice-blasted wastes like Russia or Illinois, but this was a fairly impressive meteorological display for Southeastern Virginia. 

I got a call from work this morning and feared I'd overslept. I hadn't*.  I've worked at UPS in various locations in the area for 29 years, and they've NEVER shut down operations completely for snow, until today. 

Because the area does not have the infrastructure to deal with snow, there have been storms where most of the drivers did not go on road for a day, but warehouse operations always went on as normal. Not today. 

Look at the doings of all the little Ithaquas that came in the night.

This storm is a little worse than the pictures indicate, since they don't capture the layer of ice that was deposited before the snow fell.

I only ever missed working one blizzard in 29 years, and that was because a snowplow had blocked me in a parking lot. 

*I rarely do. Thanks Hololive!

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 12:32 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 Dang.  Stay warm.

Posted by: Rick C at Sat Jan 22 15:15:14 2022 (Z0GF0)

2 I lived in NoVa for a time after college. I once got trapped halfway between work in McLean and Home in Herndon, and got put up for the night in someone's home. (I might have made it if it hadn't been for other idiots who decided that the proper response to an icy, descending curve in the road is to hit the brakes.)

Posted by: Mauser at Sat Jan 22 23:07:56 2022 (Ix1l6)

3 I'll let you in on a secret... your winter has been much much worse than here in Illinois.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Mon Jan 24 22:21:19 2022 (bHHXR)

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