Sunday, February 12, 2006


Call in the army

A record-breaking storm buried sections of the Northeast under more than 2 feet of snow on Sunday, marooning thousands of air travelers and making even a walk to the corner store treacherous.

The National Weather Service said 26.9 inches of snow had fallen in Central Park, the most for a single storm since record-keeping started in 1869. The old record was 26.4 inches in December 1947.

FYI - New York officials indicated that snow removal costs the city about $1 million per inch.

Once again, like on September 11, 2001, the folks in Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador are playing host to some international travellors. The travellors were diverted there due to airport closures in many major U.S. cities.

The storm rolled through Halifax on Sunday and is expected to visit the neighbouring provinces later before heading to the rock.

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