In time, folks dared to step out into melting snow conditions after some two feet of snow fell.
I would first go outside to look around, starting from the driveway. Figure 7 shows how the landlord attempted to clear snow from his driveway, leaving the car partly surrounded with snow.
Figures 8, 9 and 10 show how the driveway was cleared, giving a rough indication of how much snow fell.
Figure 11 shows about all of the driveway with the landlord’s car and the houses between the driveway.
Once out to the sidewalk, I could see the trees and other blockage in figure 12.
More tree limbs in a neighbor’s yard are seen in figures 13 and 14.
I looked out onto the street to see what is there.
Figures 15 and 16 show what the view from the sidewalk into the street showing the few tire tracks of those who ventured out despite the travel ban.
Figure 17 shows a different view of the tire tracks.
I ventured out onto Taunton Place to get the pictures in figures 18 and 19. Figure 19 also shows folks with snow shovels doing what folks in Buffalo do best when the snow falls, by going to the neighbors to offer assistance in clearing the snow from driveways and sidewalks.
Figure 20 actually shows a few of those vehicles out on the street, while the foreground shows a car covered with unmelted snow.
Some vehicles which were on the street can actually be driven at times like these, such as the Hummer H–2 seein in figure 21.
Friday in general was a day with high winds and alternating periods of sunshine and some rain. The darker clouds from the west coming in can be seen in figure 22.
The snow, with the leaves on the trees, caused a lot of branches to bend and break, as seen in figure 23. Figures 24 and 25 show the trees blocking Arundel Road and Taunton Place.
My electric power went out as of about 8:00 p.m. Thursday night.1 The pictures in this subsection show why there is no power.
Figure 26 shows the utility pole behind the house has tipped over.
The tipped utility pole relaxed the tension on the telephone and CATV cables, as seen in figures 27 and 28.
Had the power line shown in figure 29 been energized, there might have been some electrocution problems in case someone touched it. Look to the top center of the picture in figure 29 to see it, as well as to the center of figure 30.