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Blizzard [SIV6] 

Sure, the Valentine's Day Blizzard (is that not the best name ever for a storm?) happened last week, but when you are REALLY Stuck in Vermont, it seems essential to vlog about it!

So here is a slightly overdue vlog detailing the transformation downtown Burlington underwent after the snow bomb exploded: snowdrifts as big as people, mountains of powdery goodness littering Church St, parking meters and cars encased in icy tombs and cryptic geometric shapes carving out pathways. 

There is something so magical about this winter wonderland that hasencased the city. It is like nature is taking the reins back andreminding us who is boss. This is humbling and a little bit scary, thegood kind of scary.

Most of the snow has been cleared away from Church St now and the postponed Mardi Gras parade went off without a hitch (well, maybe just the one hitch and it involved gyrating, lingerie-clad angels) but the snow still lingers.  Where will it go and when?

This vlog gives a little peak at Church St when it was a magical winter wonderland.  I talked to Chris Flanagan of Arrowhead Construction whose tireless crew had been working non-stop to plow out driveways (they even cleared the Flynn parking lot, thanks guys!).  Chris was good natured despite having only 8 hours of sleep for the three days that the blizzard did its worst damage. 

At the end of the interview, I told him the name of this vlog (unlike most people, he actually knew what a "vlog" is?!) and asked him if we were officially "Stuck in Vermont?"  He smiled and said, "Yeah, absolutely...but this is where we'd rather be stuck so..."

Made me glad to know that the vlog title (courtesy of Cathy's sharp brain) was finally making good!  Most excellent cheerful and tropical music provided by Bobby G (Bob Bushnell) and the above picture courtesy of Lani Stack.


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Eva Sollberger

Eva Sollberger


Seven Days multimedia producer Eva Sollberger launched her award-winning "Stuck in Vermont" web video series in 2007. Her videos have been viewed more than three million times on YouTube. She appears each Thursday on The :30 on WCAX.

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