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Old 01-24-2008, 11:41 AM
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Today in Cape history: Local residents dig out from epic blizzard
01/24/08 7:02 am posted by Jack Coleman

On this day in 2005, Cape and island residents were still recovering from an epic blizzard for the ages that created snow drifts up to six feet high and forced commuters to abandon their cars.

South Dennis resident Bruce MacNayr was trapped in his home for 24 hours before plows reached him on this Monday following the 30-hour long weekend storm.

"This is the most snow I've ever seen in my life," the 46-year-old MacNayr told the Associated Press. "I've seen a couple of blizzards in my life, but this is the worst."

Many residents were stuck in their homes because towns had stopped plowing while the heavy snow piled into huge drifts.

"The snow is so heavy, plows can't push it," George Luna told the AP as he used a front-end loader to dig out a shopping plaza parking lot in Dennis.

It was the second major storm of the winter for Cape Cod, following one in December that dumped 18 inches and left many residents without power for days.

Some areas north and south of metro Boston saw a whopping 38 inches. Residents of coastal Scituate were unable to get to their homes because of shore flooding that turned to ice.


Area 61 didn't see a snow plow for 5 days...
Power stayed on and provisions were plentiful...
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:27 PM
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I remember that one!

Mass. Governor declared a "State of emergency"

I had to be in Boston for a meeting and made it in 12 hours from Stamford via with Amtrak. When I got to the city the snow was piled up 12ft high at the roadsides.

Quite a site!
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:15 AM
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That was my first winter living on Cape I moved in December and a lot of people were telling me how the Cape hardly gets any snow.

It really wasn't a big deal my street wasn't plowed for close to a week so I just put my Tundra in Awesome gear, loaded up my dog and drove to work - nearly everyone called in sick - pansies. I think I worked close to 20hrs a day that week.
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:11 AM
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What year is your Tundra?

Mine is the first model year and has the "kickass" gear. It still plows with authority over Nauset beach sand after the lanes have been chewed up by July 4th tourist traffic and doesn't even blink in a blizzard after 208,000 miles of low maintenance joy, my faithful partner in crime since 1999.

Oh what a freakin' feeling!!
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:47 PM
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:53 PM
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I remember that one!

Mass. Governor declared a "State of emergency"
I remember that one too...office closed...had to field calls from nurses at the hospital as I couldn't get there to see my patients...finally shovelled out my driveway after the plows got to my road later that night...came close to brandishing my 44 magnum as a plow tried to pile up snow at the end of my driveway while I was standing there trying to clear what his buddy had deposited there not 30 min previously

Another one of those and I'm joining Dave17 down south....
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:48 AM
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According to the Cape Cod Times today, the cape got hammered with a foot of snow and 60mph winds yesterday. The shifting sands of time...
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We are hoping a certain wingless bird grabs a camera and enlightens us...
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Old 01-29-2008, 08:13 AM
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Another camp bites the..er...sand.

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I remember it well.
I sent a certain flightless bird to check out a W. Dennis cottage and he emailed me photos of the front lawn covered in beer bottles on top of 2 feet of snow.....,
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Another camp bites the..er...sand.
Great photo! That's some nasty looking surf in the background .

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State of the Breach Address...

For the latest pics, click on link below, then on the gallery "Storm Claims North Beach Cottage".....
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Southern end of North Beach (northern end of inlet) is eroding (expanding) at the rate of 20-30 feet PER DAY on days WITHOUT storm activity, just due to tidal effects of deep channel current running parallel to the Pleasant Bay side. They figure the remaining five camps seen in the photos just north of the break will likely be history by the time of the Spring Clave
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Some of us Brits came over that year and if I remember correctly it made a slow start to the year?

Didn't "The Mayor" have some photos of the CAC surrounded with snow?
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