A Day in the Life… Truckee

It’s Wednesday of “Ski/Skate Week” in Truckee, CA – this is normally a week-long break from school for families to take advantage of winter recreation, but since the kids have already had 12 snow days since January 3, the school district decided to schedule some make-up time Wed-Fri. In true Truckee fashion, a massive, 3-day storm system came through and wrecked havoc on the district’s good intentions.

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Moving snow on Brockway Road, downtown Truckee

The freeway has been closed intermittently for the past couple of days, many neighborhoods are without power, most of the schools had a 2-hour delayed start this morning, and one of the schools is closed due to power outage. Not many people got to ski/skate yet this week, as the mountains were closed off and on due to insane winds (Squaw clocked wind speeds over 190 mph Monday night!)

This morning we woke up to another 9″ of fresh powder since last night, which brings our 3 day total to about 3′ at the house. I went for a run this morning to check out the scenes around town, and make sure the office had power before going into work- it did, temporarily anyways.

Despite the inconveniences, we’ve been graced with the most spectacular bluebird day… and the power’s out (again!), so it’s time to head outside and play.

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Ponderosa drive, which was closed last night due to downed power lines
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“Where the streets have no names”
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this vacant lot is so much prettier when it’s buried
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looking South towards Cottonwood Restaurant from Brockway Road
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Truckee River
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Truckee River
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Commercial Row
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mural on the Post Office building, Bridge Street
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The Truckee Hotel, with a massive pile of snow on Bridge Street
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Snowy Totally Board on Bridge Street
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Jibboom Street
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corner of Spring and Jibboom
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Flower sculptures near the New Rec Center
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my neighborhood, Ponderosa Palisades
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JP’s house up the street
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Ponderosa Drive (the snow this morning was the perfect depth for running fyi)
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Home Sweet Home (and  I’m happy to find the mailbox again)

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