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Friday, February 26, 2016

Isn't it amazing how news gets from one place to another in this day and age?  I had a short e-mail from Andy Rudin in Philadelpohia with a link to this video taken by Jesse Laroque, who now lives in St. Johnsbury area, of a river near him yesterday.  We were in St. Johnsbury to do some shopping this morning and went up to see son, Bill, at Thurstan & Dimick Auto on Memorial Drive, next to the Passumpsic River.  The water always overflows at least a couple times a year in that spot, near St. Johnsbury Center, but this time Bill said he moved all their autos back from the road to higher ground and they were marooned until late-afternoon when the water began to recede.  I got these pictures of the road and their entrance.  The top picture is south of the Passumpsic Bank building, seen from the front in the distance; the bottom picture is the driveway to Thurston Auto and the back of the Passumpsic Bank building.  Everything seemed to be pretty much back to normal now, but Bill is anxious to get the ice blocks out of their yard so he can get cars displayed there again.

We got 2.5 inches of new snow overnight, and it blew around a bit today, with the temperature in the teens all day.  It's going to be a cold night, and then temperatures will begin to moderate again.  We just need to be ready for the next onslaught - of whatever is in store for us.

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