Snowblogging: December 2009 Blizzard

In Downcity, Snow by Jef Nickerson9 Comments

Did everyone make it? Have enough bread? I slipped and slided through Downtown this morning:

December 2009 Blizzard
Outside the Convention Center

December 2009 Blizzard
Still the sidewalk clearing gold star winner, Angelo’s on Atwells at about 11:00am, snow still falling, sidewalk clear.

December 2009 Blizzard
Bradford News Exchange hard at work shoveling.

December 2009 Blizzard
A (White) Christmas Carol, Atwells near the arch.

December 2009 Blizzard
Where are these people going?

December 2009 Blizzard
LaSalle Square, this is right before I fell flat on my back.

December 2009 Blizzard
See crews at The Dunk and the Convention Center were busily clearing snow. However, they had not salted yet and I went right down on the sidewalk. Coffee everywhere, my hat fell off…

December 2009 Blizzard
The Dunk

December 2009 Blizzard
Sidewalks Downcity were pretty good considering. Here on the back side of Union Station Plaza the sidewalk were clear, and if they weren’t yet, crews were working on it.

December 2009 Blizzard
There was this weird yellow slushy goo floating on the river, kind of made me gag.

December 2009 Blizzard
Westins, GTECH, Marriott.

December 2009 Blizzard
Union Station Plaza’s sidewalks were clear, the walkways around the Waterplace Residences were clear, but no city sidewalks in Waterplace are clear. Usually, this side of Waterplace is marked as closed for the winter.

December 2009 Blizzard
Waterplace, BCBS.

December 2009 Blizzard
Citizens Building.

December 2009 Blizzard
Memorial Boulevard.

December 2009 Blizzard
The pidgeons were not happy.

December 2009 Blizzard
Kennedy Plaza, the buses were running.

December 2009 Blizzard
Washington Street.

December 2009 Blizzard
There would be free parking were it not for the fact that there is a parking ban.

December 2009 Blizzard
Washington Street again.

December 2009 Blizzard
Cuban Revolution is open.

December 2009 Blizzard
So, the snow has not stopped yet, so I could give the benefit of the doubt. But seriously, when do we think this sidewalk will be clear, April? It is the Broadway Bridge by the way.

December 2009 Blizzard
I just had to take a photo of this SUV because it is just such a CRAZY color.

December 2009 Blizzard
Back to Dean Street, this ambulance almost ran me over later.

I took some video too, so there will likely be a snowvlog up later, stay tuned!

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Jef Nickerson

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Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.

Comments

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  2. Did anyone ever find out who “owns” the overpasses over 95? is it the city or the state?

  3. Author

    Thanks!

    Jen:
    I think the overpasses are owned by absentee slumlords in Florida.

  4. Although these are awesome, the best picture would have been one of you after falling down.

    But still, these are really great. Loved seeing them.

  5. was RI in a state of emergency? I was busted and charged with operating an unregistered vehicle on south county trail in exeter. The vehicle was a 4×4 atv with a snowplow that I was driving home after plowing out several buried cars and parking spots for those cars.the reason I want to know if RI was in a state of emergency is I think my plowing atv is an emergency vehicle in a blizard therefore perfectly legal to operate on road thats covered in snow I have to apear in court feb 4th and I am trying to figure out if Im guilty of anything so I know how to plead.The atv is an off road vehicle therefore it can not be registered inRI. thanks

  6. Author

    I don’t know if there was a state of emergency or not.

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