Biggie Squalls, aka Snowtorious B.I.G.

by Jackson

Oh, how I wish I could say that I coined that one!  But no, it was WNYC. They’ve been talk­ing snow for almost two days straight now.

27 Decem­ber 2010 — New York, NY — The fire crew from Hook and Lad­der 115 in Long Island City, Queens attempt to free their fire truck from a snow­bank on 49th Avenue. The truck became stuck on its way back to the fire house dur­ing a storm on Sun­day night.

Fif­teen to thirty inches fell on box­ing day, depend­ing on your bor­ough. The wind was 50 miles an hour, wet, and blind­ing. The wind pushed snow into every nook and cranny and into large squalls. At about mid­night, I took a walk around the neigh­bor­hood. Trucks and cars were stuck and aban­doned on almost every street. A taxi blocked one end of my street, and a rental van blocked the other.   Four police cars were stuck by the sta­tion, and down at Hook and Lad­der 115 one of the pumper trucks was being dragged out of a snow bank by a lad­der truck.

I’m really glad that win­ter has finally arrived.