Friday, November 4, 2011


Our own James Martinez of Associated Press penned this tale about surviving the storm.

It ran nationwide, from Washington D.C. to Yuma, Ariz.:

Storm delivers different type of Halloween chills

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) -- This was the weekend we were supposed to carve the pumpkins, spread the fake spider webs on the bushes and maybe take in a little football as the trees begin their annual fall explosion into brilliant hues of red, oranges and golds.
Not this year.
A freak fall snowstorm turned my plans for autumn bliss into a nightmare before Halloween, with nearly 6 inches of wet, slushy snow sending leafy branches crashing all around me, slamming into utility lines and leaving me without power for who knows how long.

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