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Snowfall total climbs into 30-inch range in several Union County towns
Star Ledger ^ | December 27, 2010 | Staff

Posted on 12/27/2010 12:58:37 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

New Jersey residents are digging out of a blizzard that dumped nearly three feet of snow in some areas, stranded motorists for hours and closed dozens of roads.

New tallies put Union County at the epicenter of the storm, where 31.8 inches of snow fell in Elizabeth, according to National Weather Service estimates. Roselle residents are contending with nearly 29 inches and Union and Clark are under 27 inches of powder.

"This is the worst snowfall since January '97 when we recorded 33 inches,'' Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage said.

He said public works crews plowing since last night have opened up all the streets. Before heading to City Hall, he spent nearly 2 1/2 hours this morning digging out his driveway where he said the drifts reached more than 4-foot heights in some spots.

"Our priority is opening up routes to the hospital, the seaport and the mall and making sure people can get to work,'' said Bollwage.

(Excerpt) Read more at nj.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blizzard; globalcooling; snow; weather
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1 posted on 12/27/2010 12:58:46 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Mercy! How much snow did northern New Jersey get last year when so many areas got more than 30 inches?


2 posted on 12/27/2010 1:00:46 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’m glad to see that our President is right on top of the crisis and is deeply in touch with the suffering of millions of Americans.


3 posted on 12/27/2010 1:01:51 PM PST by MeganC (January 20, 2013 - President Sarah Palin)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I believe Elizabeth NJ got that much in the January 1996 snowstorm also.
Maybe their gauge is broken.
Maybe they get additional funds when they get record snowfalls. ;)


4 posted on 12/27/2010 1:02:42 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (And best wishes for a happy new year!)
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To: WashingtonSource

Good. They deserve it. They whacked Tony.


5 posted on 12/27/2010 1:03:30 PM PST by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: MeganC

The First Family is being careful not to be photographed sunning and splashing in the surf, as they well might.


6 posted on 12/27/2010 1:03:39 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife (Allhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122429/posts)
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To: WashingtonSource
"Mercy! How much snow did northern New Jersey get last year when so many areas got more than 30 inches?"

Very good question.

Last February we got 7 feet over 2 days. NJ had to have had received at least half of that.

7 posted on 12/27/2010 1:06:24 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

That sign indicates Neptune and Asbury Park. Snow there was about 1.5 feet, and most likely .9% thorazine.


8 posted on 12/27/2010 1:08:01 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (And best wishes for a happy new year!)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

Where is we?


9 posted on 12/27/2010 1:12:54 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Capitol Hill operator 866-727-4894 toll free. Just say which Representative/Senator you want to spea)
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To: Tired of Taxes; pandoraou812; betty boop

How did you ladies fare?


10 posted on 12/27/2010 1:16:31 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

upstate NY


11 posted on 12/27/2010 1:26:02 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I remember when President GW Bush would go to Camp David during Christmas and hold cabinet meetings.

If the poor man had a glass of water, or God forbid was caught eating dinner or something, the media would savage him for "not paying attention!"

The hypocrisy is just breath taking.

I'd love to see some Italian grandmother stuck on the NJ Turnpike to take to the airwaves and accuse Obama of "not caring about White people" (a la Kayne West).

Bush Doesnt Care About Black People

12 posted on 12/27/2010 1:34:23 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I remember when President GW Bush would go to Camp David during Christmas and hold cabinet meetings.

If the poor man had a glass of water, or God forbid was caught eating dinner or something, the media would savage him for "not paying attention!"

The hypocrisy is just breath taking.

I'd love to see some Italian grandmother stuck on the NJ Turnpike to take to the airwaves and accuse Obama of "not caring about White people" (a la Kayne West).

Bush Doesnt Care About Black People

13 posted on 12/27/2010 1:34:35 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

I live in that area, and the gauge was not broken! I’d guess 2 1/2 feet without drifts. Nasty wind gusts all day long, making digging that much more difficult.


14 posted on 12/27/2010 1:49:09 PM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Chris Christie is MIA (and so is the state’s first-ever lieut. gov.) so the acting-governor is the senate president, a Democrat. I’m a fan of Christie so I’m concerned the media will lay the blame for the slow clean-up at his feet. NYC mayor John Lindsay kissed his re-election good-bye because eastern Queens wasn’t plowed for almost a week in the late 1960s. (Bloomie’s missing, too, btw.)


15 posted on 12/27/2010 1:50:27 PM PST by Oratam
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To: algernonpj
I live in Atlantic County, NJ.

Hard to tell with all the drifting, but I think we got 15 inches where I live. Wind is still howling and with the sun going down now, the roads are freezing up again.

16 posted on 12/27/2010 1:54:29 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Looks like the bastard commie pig 0b0z0’s golf game still hasn’t improved any in the last two years of R&R, no matter how much he plays. It’s tough to convert over from being a girlie boy! He still can’t hit the ball straight and it looks like he spends most of his time hitting out of the trees. What a putz 0b0z0 is!


17 posted on 12/27/2010 2:02:59 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We got about 2.5’ in Millburn, Essex County NJ


18 posted on 12/27/2010 2:03:19 PM PST by Whitebread
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To: Oratam

“NYC mayor John Lindsay kissed his re-election good-bye because eastern Queens wasn’t plowed for almost a week in the late 1960s.”

I was in Queens for that, staying with my grandmother in flushing. I was just a little kid, but even I was aware of the rage and frustration people felt. It was just in the air, the anger was palpable.

So, I have two rules that I will always obey if I ever decide to take over the world.

1. Don’t invade Russia.

2. Plow the snow.


19 posted on 12/27/2010 2:05:24 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yeah, and in Hawaii you could console yourself knowing your close proximity to Dear Leader!


20 posted on 12/27/2010 2:07:52 PM PST by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: MeganC

He’s on vacation, don’t you know?


21 posted on 12/27/2010 2:08:53 PM PST by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: jocon307; Oratam

And remember this one?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Anthony_Bilandic

Shortly before the end of his administration, a blizzard struck Chicago and effectively closed down the city. The city’s slow response to the debilitating storm was blamed on Bilandic’s inaction. He lost the primary election to Jane Byrne, a disgruntled former member of his Cabinet, who went on to succeed Bilandic.[1] Many political observers saw Bilandic’s defeat as indicative of the end of Chicago’s Democratic machine.


22 posted on 12/27/2010 2:09:18 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Geeze, I’m no expert golfer; but, his form looks terrible. I wonder what kind of score he gets/gives himself.


23 posted on 12/27/2010 2:16:00 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: lacrew
Geeze, I’m no expert golfer; but, his form looks terrible. I wonder what kind of score he gets/gives himself.

"A solid B+"


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Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

24 posted on 12/27/2010 2:37:17 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: mware

We go about 30” on Staten Island where I live. Drifts in the 5’ to 6’ range. Been blowing and drifting all day with what I would guess are 20 to 30 mph winds. I’ve seen nicer days.


25 posted on 12/27/2010 2:47:23 PM PST by Woodman
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To: WashingtonSource

Here in coastal Monmouth County we have about three feet of the stuff, and drifts up to six. We had several “coasters” last winter, but none quite as heavy as this one.


26 posted on 12/27/2010 2:58:20 PM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty too! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wow. Thank goodness for Global Warming or those poor people would be scrood.


27 posted on 12/27/2010 3:15:03 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Oratam

Actually, Lindsay won reelection. He lost the Republican primary and then won the three way race against Republican John Marchi and conservative democrat (there were those at one time)Mario Procaccino. Procaccino actually coined the term “limousine liberal” in that campaign.

Lindsay at the local level laid the groundwork for today’s national game plan by the socialist left- he won minorities, highly educated, and extremely wealthy while the working classes- paying the taxes-who still had impassable roads a week after the snow in the outer boroughs-split their vote between the Republican and conservative Democrat.


28 posted on 12/27/2010 4:01:49 PM PST by pineybill
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To: WashingtonSource

Here in Ridgewood (northern Bergen county), we got 10 inches, give or take. My landlord, in Pompton Lakes, got 30.


29 posted on 12/27/2010 4:18:29 PM PST by I Shall Endure
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

As much as I despise the TOTUS, I don’t think the Federal government is responsible for micro-managing snow removal, any more than it is responsible for evacuating New Orleans before a hurricane.


30 posted on 12/27/2010 4:58:32 PM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: Woodman

We are still getting pretty good gusts of wind. Hope I don’t have to shovel the drive tomorrow.


31 posted on 12/27/2010 5:11:27 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: metmom
Not well, carport's roof looks like it is going to fall in. Streets have not been plowed as of now. Wind is just blowing snow all over & nobody is going anywhere. Thankfully my horses were fed by the barn owner. I don't even think we will be able to get out in the morning unless the darn town plows. It has been nice not seeing any cars but enough of the snow. I am good for a few yrs now.
32 posted on 12/27/2010 11:09:35 PM PST by pandoraou812 (You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.)
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To: pandoraou812

I’m good for the rest of my life.

If I never saw snow again, I could still die happy.


33 posted on 12/28/2010 6:09:47 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: pineybill

Thanks for the correction. The infamous “Lindsay Snowstorm” struck on my 2nd birthday so everything I know of these events is second-hand. Am I right that Lindsay made a big show of marching his entire administration over to the city clerk’s office to change his political affiliation from Republican to Democrat?


34 posted on 12/28/2010 6:46:37 AM PST by Oratam
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To: metmom

Still not plowed. I am hearing that the plows are stuck or broken. But my son made it home......Seems he had enough & needed his mom’s pea soup. lmao!!!! 34 inches here.


35 posted on 12/28/2010 5:53:19 PM PST by pandoraou812 (You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.)
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To: metmom; Alamo-Girl
How did you ladies fare?

Hi metmom! We were snug at home during most of the storm, so we were okay. We got upwards of a foot of snow here. Unfortunately, we did have to cancel our plans to visit the in-laws who live on Cape Cod Monday. The roads were in atrocious condition.... The folks got hammered, down on the Cape.

This storm came early this year. Big storms in December are fairly rare around here, in eastern Massachusetts; but they do happen from time to time. (We had a big one in 2007, too.)

So much for global warming....

Thanks for asking! I hope all is well with you and yours.

36 posted on 12/29/2010 8:16:02 AM PST by betty boop (Seek truth and beauty together; you will never find them apart. — F. M. Cornford)
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To: pandoraou812

That’s a lot of snow and the worst kind.

That nor’easter snow is the worst for being heavy and wet.

We’re getting light freezing drizzle again. This is the second time this month. It’s pretty rare around here.

I’m looking forward to the weekend when it’s supposed to top out at 50 either Fri or Sat. It’ll make it nice for all people traveling. I’ve gotten stuck having to travel on holiday weekends in horrible weather and what with the accidents, it was a REAL mess.

The vehicles are all going to get vacuumed and washed. WE have central vacuuming hooked up to a shop vac in the basement and have an outlet right by the back door. I can grab the hose and haul it out and vacuum out the cars in minutes.


37 posted on 12/29/2010 8:43:06 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: betty boop

We got hardly anything from the storm. It was cold and very windy, a good day to stay inside, but other than that, we saw precious little snow.


38 posted on 12/29/2010 8:44:14 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

That is a really good idea, if I ever get my farm remind to get one. Still not plowed out here. Called the town & they are laughing about it. I took a bad fall inside last night on the tile floor. I should have went to the ER but wasn’t calling an ambulance. Waiting for them I bet I would still be on the floor. People in Brick are furious at the mayor. I can’t wait for the town meeting.


39 posted on 12/29/2010 3:30:57 PM PST by pandoraou812 (You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.)
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To: Oratam

I’m not sure how he changed it. Today we would call him what he was originally- a RINO. He was the medias golden boy-after the loss of the Kennedy’s, they were looking for a liberal to embrace. His fame went down with the snowstorm, sanitation strike, teachers strike, and transit strike.

The only good thing that happened during his tenure was the 69 Mets- and he had nothing to do with that!


40 posted on 12/29/2010 5:12:14 PM PST by pineybill
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To: Oratam
Chris Christie is MIA (and so is the state’s first-ever lieut. gov.) so the acting-governor is the senate president, a Democrat.
This relates directly to snow removal how?

Wuli said it best:

It is predominately a local matter and where it is a state matter there is a state apparatus that, if it is working right, does not need a Governors moment by moment direct inquiries.

41 posted on 12/29/2010 5:35:19 PM PST by _Jim (Conspiracy theories are the favored tools of the weak-minded.)
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To: _Jim

The Democrat party-allied media will put the blame on the Republican governor. The media needs a villain and that role is always played by a Republican.


42 posted on 12/29/2010 8:20:08 PM PST by Oratam
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