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Bethesda Openings and Supplies

While much of Bethesda was closed today — even Barnes and Nobles wasn’t open when we headed by — Some places did open up for those hearty souls out to grab a cuppa joe or some supplies.  Tastee Diner, Dunkin Donuts, Bethesda Bagels and Giant were all open.   And one very aptly named clothing store, Breaking Ice, on Bethesda Avenue looked like it was opening up as we walked by.

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Bethesda Snow Accumulation

It’s a strange one here in Bethesda.  We woke up to almost no snow on the trees and we wondered if this had been a bust but when we got outside the inches on the ground had really piled up over night.  Our first step out and we seemed to sink a foot.  We took out a trusty ruler and headed to Battery Park to measure the accumulation on flat area.  We got almost 28cm or just a hair over 11 inches.  That’s pretty impressive.  Any others out there measuring the snow?

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Bethesda Conditions

For much of today the snow was deep in some parts but really slushy in others.  The roads were mostly cleared down town bethesda but cars wizzing around were spraying goopy/slushy snow up at pedestrians and there were large puddles at intersections.  As then next bout of snow comes around and temperatures drop, all that slush may re-freeze. Some re-freezing has already started on what appear to be cleared paths so please be careful out there.

 

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sloppy but clear roads

Thanks Bethesda UP! And all the Clearing Crews

Within 5 mins of starting our snow-scoping walk this morning we came across a very busy Bethesda Urban Partnership Crew.  These guys had been out since 7am and I have to say the main streets of Bethesda were looking great!  Thanks guys!!!Bethesda UP

 

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Russia has Sochi, Bethesda has SNOWchi

Just like you, we at Bethesda Actually have been obsessively checking our beloved WashingtonPost Weather Gang every time an ad comes on during the Sochi Olympics.  They unofficially named the storm SNOWCHI which we thought was perfect.  So we are borrowing it for our updates.  Any other names/suggestions out there?