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Stories From the Storm

Share your story about the blizzard so far.

With about 2 feet of snow, or more depending on the drifts, outside your door this morning, what are you seeing, what are you hearing in Peabody?

Is anyone out tackling the herculean chore of shoveling this snow yet? What's the scene look like on your street? Did you end up parking your car at one of the schools -- were you able to dig it out again by 8 a.m. this morning?

Share your thoughts and comments below.

Here are what some Peabody Patch readers had to say via Facebook this morning:

  • David Ellefsen: "We are trapped inside the house...can't open the outside door!"
  • Denise O'Brien: "Can't open my door to give you pics. The drifts have blown snow over 5 feet. You can't even tell I have a deck. My car is completely covered. I may have to go out a window."
  • Jennifer Serino: "I have lived in Peabs for 37 years...I can't remember losing power for a significant amount of time...The lights flickered a little last night in So. Peabs..but so far so good!!"
linda panniello February 09, 2013 at 02:55 PM
Wpeabody is a mess can only open front door
John Castelluccio (Editor) February 09, 2013 at 07:22 PM
GSSalvador writes: "I think we owe a big THANK YOU to all the people at our power plant. So many places have no power, but PMLP always manages to keep ours on. They should know how much we appreciate it."
John Castelluccio (Editor) February 09, 2013 at 10:51 PM
Here's another couple comments from Facebook readers in regard to the statewide parking ban. Leann Baldwin-Bowen writes: "Even with the ban people were driving the wrong way on route 95 - they should be fined for having to waste emergency services on their stupidity. @Anthony - you still have the choice to go where you want when you want ... you just need to deal with the consequences." Elaine Valente writes: "Heard from my inside source that there were a couple of fines/tickets levied, after idiots went off the road or trashed their cars by joy riding."
John Castelluccio (Editor) February 09, 2013 at 10:53 PM
And Lorraine Boyd writes: "How I hope there is no fire in my neighborhood, the plow trucks packed so much snow on top of the fire hydrants, I can't get to them! NOT SO SMART!"
Matt Mull February 09, 2013 at 10:58 PM
School on Monday?
John Castelluccio (Editor) February 09, 2013 at 11:17 PM
I would imagine so, haven't seen or heard any indication there wouldn't be. Nothing in the forecast for tomorrow, so in all likelihood the schools will be clear for Monday morning.
Saber Walsh February 09, 2013 at 11:25 PM
I have to echo that. We are SO LUCKY in Peabody having our own light plant. When the hurricane came they were unbelievable in how they fixed a lot of us who were out. I think our lights blinked once -- and only once -- during one heck of a blizzard last night. So... THANK YOU PMLP!!
Saber Walsh February 09, 2013 at 11:26 PM
I think this might have a lot to do with the condition of the sidewalks. I know at least one local city said something about the sidewalks getting done on Monday (don't know which one, picked it up on the scanner). If they are in good shape, then I'll bet they're on!
Daubach February 09, 2013 at 11:40 PM
Also have to get crews to clean out lots, enterances etc. Not to mention shovel the snow off the roofs and provide safe bus stops....I'm saying 50-50 chance of school being cancelled.

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