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Old Feb 4, 2008, 6:38 PM   #1
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Snow Emergency Declared (K10D)

K10D / Tamron 24 - 135 mm

Chama, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson today declared a disaster in Rio Arriba County because of a series of snowstorms there.

I got a call this morning from the Village asking for photos they could use to get state and federal help for the large amount of snow we have. Grabbed the K10D put it on the counter while my wife and I took turns digging a path to the camera wagon. This afternoon a couple of TV stations and AP have called requesting photos.

You can see how much new snow we have. The camera wagon had no snow on it Saturday afternoon.



I don't think anybody will be coming into my place today.



One of the lucky ones that has managed to dig out a pathway.



As you can see some of the major streets are still not wide enough for emergency vehicles.



You really have to be careful at intersections. No way to see if traffic is coming or not.



The major Highway going North out of Chama.



Trying to save the roof at the middle school.



Some car ports are down from the snow load and the very old Catholic Church really has a problem.






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We had a bad storm two years ago, we usually don't loose rooves here, they are built for high snow loads. Hope your pictures help in getting help.

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We had a bad storm two years ago, we usually don't loose rooves here, they are built for high snow loads. Hope your pictures help in getting help.

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Good news is the Govenor has declared a disater so State & Federal help will be available.



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and here i was changing into shorts this morn because it was too hot. we were somewhere in the 80sF today.. guess your system is headed our way so i won't put up the winter cloths just yet..

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And i've never seen snow in my life so far.

I would not want to be in such a situation though. Wish it gets better and soon roger.
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Wow, that is a lot of snow. I would love to play in it for a few days but I bet it would get aggravating quickly if you had to get up and go to work.

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and here i was changing into shorts this morn because it was too hot. we were somewhere in the 80sF today.. guess your system is headed our way so i won't put up the winter cloths just yet..

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If you are going to get sdome of this storm keep out the long pants.


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And i've never seen snow in my life so far.

I would not want to be in such a situation though. Wish it gets better and soon roger.
Our little village is pretty tuff so everything will get worked out.



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Wow, that is a lot of snow. I would love to play in it for a few days but I bet it would get aggravating quickly if you had to get up and go to work.

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The snow news is another 6 to 8 inches tonight. Very few people went to work today and most every place & the schools were closed. Every place I went in town to get photos people were trying to get there cars dug out so if they need to go somewhere they could.


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Now THAT's some SNOW! Makes our 29 inches in two days look likea dusting.
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