IT seems I have the most rotten luck when it comes to traveling to New Jersey. I stayed home the week before because I was sick and I just missed another “bombocalyse” that decided to hit the north east with crazy amounts of snow. Since I was feeling better I went up to NJ for work and little did I know but there was another snow storm coming. I had already been trapped by snow in NJ in early January when I first heard the term “bombocalypse” which caused me to go all the way to Philly to catch a flight home the next day.
This time the snow storm hit on a Wednesday and it was a whopper. One of the heaviest snow storms I’ve ever experienced in the north east ever. I made the mistake of going into the office with the intention of going home in the early afternoon. As usual work decided to rear its ugly head and I stayed until about 5PM. I attempted to leave work but only made it maybe a mile before I turned around to go back to the office to wait it out. The snow was so heavy I didn’t even realize that I had crested a hill. It was true white out conditions, could barely see in front of me, the road didn’t even exist and there was at least 8 inches of new powder on the ground. It didn’t help things that I was in a Mercedes Benz CLA250 instead of an SUV. I will admit though, the car was able to drive in the snow like a champ but I would still never buy one myself.
I decided to take some pictures during the day to show the progression of the snow. It started nice and slow but as the afternoon crept up it got really bad. Apparently the office lost power because the diesel generators in the parking garage were on but it was pretty seamless, I never even knew the power was out. Some of my co-workers who decided to stay at the hotel sent me a text message that the hotel had lost power and its generator ran out of gas. Well that wasn’t encouraging in the least since I didn’t have any dinner that evening. I ended up leaving at around 8:30 from the office, the snow had generally stopped which was good but there were lots of places where there wasn’t power and this was really wet and heavy snow.
The following day the roads were pretty clear but one of my usual paths to work, the road was closed due to downed power lines and downed trees. Needless to say it was very pretty to drive through and I took a picture from my car when there was no one on the road with me just to capture the moment (using my iPhone 7 of course). What was nice is that they cleared up the roads and more importantly the airport so I wasn’t stranded this week. That would have really peeved me since I don’t like flight delays of any kind especially ones caused by weather. This coming week there is no travel for me so I won’t have to worry about getting caught in another freak snow storm. The only place I’m interested in seeing a ton of snow is at Breckenridge in about 2 weeks. Thats when my spring break begins (yeah I’m going skiing in spring) and I want lots of fresh powder to ski in.