Blizzard of 2010 – Round 2

Round two of the Blizzard of 2010 brought another 14 inches of snow and two cases of beer. The cumulative snow total for Kensington, MD from the Blizzard of 2010 (Rounds 1 & 2): 40 inches!

We were snowed in from Friday (Feb 5) at 1:00 p.m. to Tuesday (Feb 9) at 10:00 a.m. (93 hours, almost four days). So when we finally got out of the house on Tuesday, we drove to the beer store, and then to get bread and milk. We had no luck with milk – Safeway was sold out – but we found beer at the Montgomery Wine and Spirits in Kensington. Just in time for Round 2 of the blizzard, I picked up:

  • Sam Adams Blackberry Witbier, a fruit beer (six pack)
  • Sam Adams Boston Ale, a solid session beer from the Boston, MA-based brewery (six pack)
  • Hook and Ladder Variety Pack, as I described in a previous post (Silver Spring, MD, 12 pack)

Round 2, dubbed “Snoverkill” by the Capital Weather Gang, hit from Tuesday evening through Wednesday evening. We didn’t see a plow on Wednesday, but one came down our street this morning…and hit my parked car.

I had a knock on my door at 7:30 a.m. It was a salt truck driver, letting me know he had hit my car while plowing, and he was stuck. His foreman was on the way, along with a front end loader to pull the snow plow/salt truck away from my car. It soon became a circus – by 8:00 a.m., I had four county vehicles and six county employees all around the front of my house, with the neighbors looking on.  There were two plow drivers – the guy in the salt truck that hit my car and the guy driving a front end loader who had to pull the salt truck away from my car, plus their foreman in a 4×4 with a small plow on the front.  Then, three policemen showed up in another 4×4.  After all this, the only damage was to my driver side mirror!

After the plow was pulled clear it seemed like they spent some extra time treating our street, and we were clear for another outing. One of our stops was the beer store, but the Montgomery Wine and Spirits was closed due to the weather.  So I went to the Kensington Pizza & Kabob House and picked up a case of:

I’ll be back at work tomorrow, after four snow days. What a week!

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