Town Diary - February 2003
Barkhamsted digs out from another
On February 17, 2003 Barkhamsted was hit with yet another winter
storm. Not a huge snowfall by historical standards, but the 15 inches that
fell closed schools and left some beautiful scenery and a big pain for those who
had to plow and shovel roads, driveways and paths. Below are some photos from
around the town on the day after the storm. The town received about 21 inches
of snow in February. The winter of 2002-2003 was unusual because snow was
on the ground from Thanksgiving all the way through to early April.
Photo above- Town road crew worker George Vincent plowing snow on Boettner Road
after the snow
storm of February 17, 2003. This truck is equipped with
a "speed" plow designed to throw the snow
well off the side of the road when
operating a little faster than in this photo.
Above- A ten foot snow bank plowed up between the Town Hall and the Pleasant Valley
General Store. Probably most of this snow bank was deposited by a bucket loader.
Above- A Metropolitan District Commission (the water company) snow plow operated
Ken Halsted is plowing the parking lot on the east side of the Saville Dam.
Above- snow drifts around one of the stone pillars in the Barkhamsted Center Cemetery
along Beach Rock Road.
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