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South Bend Indiana 34 inches

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by Jewell1386, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Jewell1386

    Jewell1386 Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    Got lake affect snow totalling 34 inches





  2. Jewell1386

    Jewell1386 Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    more from South Bend

    More of the lake effect snow storm





  3. Showmestaterida

    Showmestaterida Senior Member
    Messages: 409

    Lake effect common there?
  4. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    Nice pics. I would kill for a 34in storm here.
  5. Jewell1386

    Jewell1386 Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    I thought so Macman till I had to plow it an no matter what I did it was makeing mounds, and Showmestaterida we are in the lake effect line of fire. Worst part I blew a plow hose on the road had to come home to get a hose and had to replace it in knee deep snow IT SUCKED.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2011
  6. ken643

    ken643 Senior Member
    Messages: 821

    Great pics, Nice amount of snow!! good luck!
  7. Jewell1386

    Jewell1386 Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    home for the longest time since thursday at 2 am and it has only been 3.5 hours but did make some $
  8. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    nice pictures, how many people tried to flag you down
  9. Dr Who

    Dr Who Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    so that is were all the snow is, you horder :)
  10. firefighter1406

    firefighter1406 Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    Yep, it was a bad storm. I went to pull up to my job that I do in Downtown South Bend, it normally takes me about 1 hour with 1 truck to do the lot and sidewalk. 5 1/2 hours later with 2 trucks I was done. I ran out of places to put the snow. The bussiness is going to probably have to pay to get the snow hauled off. It was crazy, but quite fun.
  11. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,202

    Pics look great!! Looks fun but tiring and kinda stressful at the end!!

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    Anyone that wants a storm that big has never had one. We officially had 17.1" on 12/11-12/12 but had more like 20-22". I would take 10 2"ers anytime over what we got. Less stress, more sleep, home in 6-7hrs instead of being out for 3 days then moving snow nonstop for a week, and I would make more money on 10 little ones
  13. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. Senior Member
    Messages: 513

    Good pics Jewell. My properties are in Granger, Osceola, and NW side of Elkhart. Salted Thursday, plowed Fri. morning through this evening (Sun.) pretty straight through. We didn't get the 30+" that South Bend got but some healthy snow to say the least. More like around 16-20". I've never seen it snow that hard for that long. I do a 1.5acre lot in Elkhart that usually takes about 50 minutes and while plowing it Sat. morning we had about 2" from where I started to where I finished about 1hr later. Lucky for me I salted alot of these lots heavy Thursday so the full amount didn't build up on Friday nights' accumulation.
    Sunday was a great day to be out. The sun popped out for a while and did alot of clearing of the scraped lots. A full round of salt tomorrow morning for the final burn and get everything down to clean pavement for Mon. morning and it's a wrap...'til Tuesday. System snow coming in for a day followed by lake effect again. Not sure where I'm going to end up stacking some of the snow on a few of my smaller lots but I'm sure we'll find a spot.
    Good luck this week,
  14. Harford13

    Harford13 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    That's a bit too much snow................
  15. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Nice pics...i know how those storms feel...and they suck
  16. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    Nice pictures!

    34" might be a bit much. I'd be happy just to get to plow sometime before next season.
  17. DuramaxLML-42

    DuramaxLML-42 Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    Id love to be able to plow in a 34" storm. My father has been plowing for over 34 years now and hes been through hell and back when it comes to plowing snow. He once plowed for 4 days straight with no breaks. By the time he was done, he killed his brand new truck that he litterally bought before the storm to plow with. It died while he was pully into his driveway. He pulled the 350CI V8 and dropped in a 400CI big block V8.

    I would kill to be able to be out for more than one day. I thought it was a joke when i was out for 35 hours... I want a challenge!

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    Wouldn't have been under warranty? Just saying
  19. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. Senior Member
    Messages: 513

    Wow that's impressive. Either your dad is really hard on his equipment or he bought a piece of **** for a truck...or you're about 19 yrs old and you made that up.
    just sayin...:rolleyes:
  20. Scottscape

    Scottscape Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    lol they need a shovel not a broom