DCI got the call to head up to Connecticut late Thursday night before the blizzard. I packed up all my Gore-Tex shells, boots, and warm clothes, tossed a show shovel into the truck and headed north.
Our coverage began early the next afternoon, as the snow began to come down heavily.
We set up next to the center of town in Norwalk, CT and went live until midnight.
Our next live shot was at a gas station next to I-95 where people who had spent the night stranded in their vehicles were finally making their way off the interstate to fill up their tanks and continue on their way, along with an army of plow-toting pickup trucks. The entrance to this gas station was not wide enough for the truck, so we spent a half hour digging it out so we could get in the lot.
We helped free several non- 4×4 vehicles that were spinning out in the parking lot. Unfortunately, the trusty shovel snapped while trying to break up ice under one car.
A car dealership across the street was barely recognizable.
While driving downtown, I spotted this 8′ snowman on a Harlem street corner.
DCI HD1 truck parked outside the Turner Center in Midtown.
Scenes from Central Park in New York.
One of several dozen small snow creatures built by New Yorkers after the storm.
People were sledding on every possible incline in the park.
A group of kids toss snowballs on people walking beneath.