Blizzard 2013: Looking back in awe and wonder, including 30 reader-submitted photographs

Our heroes - Image (c) Julie Turner, 2013 all rights reserved
Our heroes – Image (c) Julie Turner, 2013 all rights reserved

Compiled by Julie McCay Turner

When asked about yesterday’s storm, Selectman Chair Catherine Cordes said, “It was a quiet evening. Rick Reed kept us up to date through a smooth, safe storm.” She added that the Governor made a good call in keeping everyone off the roads, and that the light, fluffy snow kept power outages to a minimum. “We couldn’t be happier,” she concluded.

According to DPW Director Rich Warrington, Bedford logged approximately 25 inches of snow, but wind-driven drifts made accurate totals hard to ascertain. Warrington fielded 45 plows (23 DPW crews and 22 hired contractors) to clear Bedford’s roads and streets.

The Bedford Police have confirmed that Massachusetts’ statewide driving ban was lifted at 4 pm on Saturday.

The Citizen cautions drivers to be watchful on the roads because of tall end-of-driveway drifts and slippery roads.

Our readers have sent wonderful photographs to share, in no particular order:

Dan Brosgol

Car-free on Great Road - Image (c) Dan Brosogol, 2013 all rights reserved
Car-free on Great Road – Image (c) Dan Brosgol, 2013 all rights reserved
In Bedford, or the Alps? - Image (c) Dan Brosogol, 2013 all rights reserved
Bedford, or the Alps? – Image (c) Dan Brosgol, 2013 all rights reserved

 

Bob Bass

Great Road (c) Bob Bass, 2013 all rights reserved
Great Road  Image (c) Bob Bass, 2013 all rights reserved
Mailbox (c) Bob Bass, 2013, all rights reserved
No mail today! Image (c) Bob Bass, 2013, all rights reserved
Gabe and Lee - Image (c) Bob Bass, 2013 all rights reserved
Gabe and Lee – Image (c) Bob Bass, 2013 all rights reserved

Dawn Fancy Kociubes

Looking in (c) Dawn Kociubes, 2013 all rights reserved
Looking in (c) Dawn Kociubes, 2013 all rights reserved
Curve Street kids - Image (c) Dawn Kociubes, 2013 all rights reserved
Curve Street Kids – Image (c) Dawn Kociubes, 2013 all rights reserved

Carlton SooHoo

Image (c) Carlton SooHoo 2013 all rights reserved
Daunting! – Image (c) Carlton SooHoo 2013 all rights reserved
Image (c) Carlton SooHoo 2013 all rights reserved
A long way to go – Image (c) Carlton SooHoo 2013 all rights reserved

Catrine Kelty

Friday night - Image (c) Catrine Kelty, 2013 all rights reserved
Friday night – Image (c) Catrine Kelty, 2013 all rights reserved
Friday night 2 - Image (c) Catrine Kelty, 2013 all rights reserved
Friday night 2 – Image (c) Catrine Kelty, 2013 all rights reserved
Front steps - Image (c) Catrine Kelty, 2013 all rights reserved
Front steps – Image (c) Catrine Kelty, 2013 all rights reserved

Christine Smith

First pass - Image (c) Christine Smith, 2013 all rights reserved
First pass – Image (c) Christine Smith, 2013 all rights reserved
Backyard - Image (c) Christine Smith, 2013 all rights reserved
Backyard – Image (c) Christine Smith, 2013 all rights reserved

David Lance

Orchard Road - Image (c) David Lance, 2013 all rights reserved
Orchard Road – Image (c) David Lance, 2013 all rights reserved

Holly Bloomfield

Image (c) Holly Bloomfield, 2013 all rights reserved
Car Hats (c) Holly Bloomfield, 2013 all rights reserved
Image (c) Holly Bloomfield, 2013 all rights reserved
Snowy branch – Image (c) Holly Bloomfield, 2013 all rights reserved
Image (c) Holly Bloomfield, 2013 all rights reserved
Mailbox drift – Image (c) Holly Bloomfield, 2013 all rights reserved

Joe Zellner

Bedford Common - Image (c) Joe Zellner, 2013 all rights reserved
Bedford Common – Image (c) Joe Zellner, 2013 all rights reserved
Bedford's Minuteman statue - Image (c) Joe Zellner, 2013 all rights reserved
Minuteman in the snow – Image (c) Joe Zellner, 2013 all rights reserved

John Sullivan

Fisher cat 1 - Image (c) John Sullivan, 2013 all rights reserved
Fisher cat 1 – Image (c) John Sullivan, 2013 all rights reserved
Fisher cat 2 - Image (c) John Sullivan, 2013 all rights reserved
Fisher cat 2 – Image (c) John Sullivan, 2013 all rights reserved

 

Stephan Hovnanian

No fire in the chiminea tonight - Image (c) Stephan Hovnanian, 2013 all rights reserved
No fire in the chiminea tonight – Image (c) Stephan Hovnanian, 2013 all rights reserved

Monika Cziria Granneman

Neighbor helping neighbor - Image (c) Monica Cziria Granneman, 2013 all rights reserved
Neighbor helping neighbor – Image (c) Monica Cziria Granneman, 2013 all rights reserved

Julie Turner

A long way to go - Image (c) Julie Turner, 2013 all rights reserved
A long way to go – Image (c) Julie Turner, 2013 all rights reserved
Helping out the neighbors - Image (c) Julie Turner, 2013 all rights reserved
Helping out the neighbors – Image (c) Julie Turner, 2013 all rights reserved
Our heroes - Image (c) Julie Turner, 2013 all rights reserved
Our heroes – Image (c) Julie Turner, 2013 all rights reserved

Susan Wingfield

Puzzle done! - Image (c) Susan Wingfield, 2013 all rights reserved
Puzzle done! – Image (c) Susan Wingfield, 2013 all rights reserved
Yardstick - Image (c) Susan Wingfield, 2013 all rights reserved
Yardstick – Image (c) Susan Wingfield, 2013 all rights reserved

Cherie Winkler

Clean-up begins - Image (c) Cherie Winkler, 2013 all rights reserved
The clean-up begins – Image (c) Cherie Winkler, 2013 all rights reserved

If you missed our additional sets of readers’ photos, click here:  Volume 2  and  Volume 3

 

 

 


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Thomas McDonald
9 years ago

Where was the fisher “cat” picture taken?

carlton soohoo
carlton soohoo
9 years ago

That was quite the storm!

Dot Ellis
Dot Ellis
9 years ago

grand fisher photos! Others fine snow shots. Thanks.

Kaye
Kaye
9 years ago

Coincidentally, I recently learned at Drumlin Farms that a fisher is not from the cat family. It may be weasel family? Great pictures!

John Tracy
John Tracy
9 years ago

Last photo… Great Image… “Fine Art”… Excellent eye for composition and simplicity.

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