Explainer: How readers are coping with the snow

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  • Submitted by John Lambeth  /  UGC

    Night shot from the 34th floor of the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta as the ice storm this week ends.

    -- John Lambeth, Raleigh, N.C.

  • Submitted by Jan Cunha  /  UGC

    A special guy plowing.

    -- Jan Cunha, Stoughton, Mass.

  • Submitted by Rob Wresien  /  UGC
    First Footsteps

    Couldn't sleep so I took a walk.

    -- Rob Wresien, Holyoke, Mass.

  • Submitted by Seth Rosenberg  /  UGC

    Looking south from Downtown/Capital Area in Hartford, Conn.

    -- Seth Rosenberg, Hartford, Conn.

  • Submitted by Darlene Gonzalez  /  UGC

    Snow Dominican senorita from Camden, New Jersey.

    -- Darlene Gonzalez, Camden, N.J.

  • Submitted by Roberta Reifsnyder  /  UGC
    Nuns Having Fun in the Snow!

    The Sisters of Christian Charity in Mendham, N.J., enjoyed the snow that arrived Tuesday night!

    -- Roberta Reifsnyder, Mendham, N.J.

  • Submitted by John Porzio  /  UGC
    I love the Snow - Let's Play Ball

    Cooper is a yellow Lab who loves the snow. Photo taken on 1/12/2011 after 14 inches of snow hit our area in Dix Hills, Long Island.

    -- John Porzio, Dix Hills, N.Y.

  • Submitted by Jennifer Tupper  /  UGC

    East Hampton, Conn., 8:30 a.m.

    -- Jennifer Tupper, East Hampton, Conn.

  • Submitted by Jaela Flaherty  /  UGC

    Only 4 hours into the storm, and my entire deck is already buried here in Rockville Center!

    -- Jaela Flaherty, Vernon Rockville, Conn.

  • Submitted by Katharine Fitzharris  /  UGC

    Centre Street in West Roxbury, Mass., 7 a.m.

    -- Katharine Fitzharris, Boston, Mass.

  • Submitted by Kumar Kancharana  /  UGC

    It snowed hard in Atlanta, my community roads have been shut for 2 days. Tried to clear out snow on my car, my car being a 4 wheel drive I was able to get some milk late last night. A 10 mile commute took over 90 minutes even though the roads are deserted.

    -- Kumar Kancharana, Atlanta, Ga.

  • Submitted by Andrew Phillips  /  UGC
    Walk like we did in the old days.

    I am located in Vinings, Georgia, and it was amazing to see so many people actually walk to the grocery store. Cars cannot come up the hill or if they leave the apartment complex they become stuck like the single car in the image.

    -- Andrew Phillips, Atlanta, Ga.

  • Submitted by Mary-Lu Elias  /  UGC
    Snow in the Bible Belt

    Taken in front of my home located northwest of Spartanburg, S.C. The Scripture reads:
    Job 37:10 (New International Reader's Version)
    The breath of God produces ice.
    The shallow water freezes over.

    -- Mary-Lu Elias, Campobello, S.C.

  • Submitted by Ron Chrisley  /  UGC

    Depending on where in Newberry County you were located, in the midlands of South Carolina travel came to a standstill. 7 to 9 inches fell initially followed by sleet, and misty icing through most of Monday afternoon.

    -- Ron Chrisley, Newberry, S.C.

  • Submitted by Donald Alcorn  /  UGC

    1/4" of ice covers cars, houses, and roads in deep South.

    -- Donald Alcorn, Montgomery, Ala.

  • Submitted by Bill Carey  /  UGC

    Snowed in at Lake Wylie, N.C.

    -- Bill Carey, Charlotte, N.C.

  • Submitted by Stacie Forest  /  UGC
    Ultimate snow fighter

    Corbin Forest takes aim at his sisters during their snowball fight.

    -- Stacie Forest, Denton, Texas

  • Submitted by James Holben  /  UGC

    Eight inches of snow in Hampstead, N.C.

    -- James Holben, Hampstead, N.C.

  • Submitted by Rick Anderson  /  UGC
    Hold On!

    A rare four inches of snow dumped on central Arkansas and children were out of school for a rare treat: a snow day. 

    This picture was captured on Monday, January 10, 2011 as neighborhood families gathered to take advantage of snow and area hills.  Hailey takes a small jump with style while her mom looks on.

    -- Rick Anderson, Maumelle, Ark.

  • Submitted by Julie Jackson  /  UGC

    Taken in my front yard Friday night 1-3 hours after the snow began.

    -- Julie Jackson, Cedartown, Ga.

  • Submitted by Timothy Penton  /  UGC

    Very interesting ice formations during a recent freeze in Louisiana. Ice sculptures form on the ruptured stalks of dormant Fall Asters.

    --Timothy Penton, Lake Anacoco, La.

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