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News - February 8, 2019

Around Town

WINTER WONDERLAND ... Snow in Palo Alto?! It was a strange, but true weather event that struck the city and Bay Area on Tuesday morning. The white dusting was enough for the Police Department to block Page Mill Road between Foothills Park Gate 1 and Skyline Boulevard, which also had ice, from about 5 a.m. to around noon. "Wow! I am going to have to get out my snow boots, gloves, coat, etc.," wrote one Twitter user in response to the police tweet on the closure. A Bobcat loader was brought in to clear the roadway. Police officers and Open Space staff relished the opportunity to collect a snowball to remember the spectacle. Park rangers kept a snowball in the staff room freezer that they intend to bring out during a heat wave this summer.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 8, 2019 at 9:03 am

I was very disappointed to see that no Weekly photographer had taken photos and published them. As it was a Tuesday, it was not possible for many of us to go out looking for the snow and some pictures would have been nice to see. Also a place where any of us could have shared our snow pictures would have been nice too. What a shame!

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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Feb 8, 2019 at 3:09 pm

^ That's what Facebook is for.

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Posted by Hogwash
a resident of another community
on Feb 8, 2019 at 3:16 pm

People living in the midpeninsula think snow is cool...fluffy & quaint.

Try living in Minnesota or North Dakota during the winter months & get back to us with your feelings then.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown North
on Feb 8, 2019 at 4:12 pm

I have lived in the midwest and on the east coast in the past. Snow is one of the reasons I don't live there anymore. Snow for a couple of days a year is cool and pretty and enough.

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