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posted: 2/2/2012 5:30 AM

What was blizzard like for you a year ago?

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  • Thomas Smith of Elgin a year ago set out on foot to experience the conditions for himself. "It's so unusual," he said. "I just had to check it out."

       Thomas Smith of Elgin a year ago set out on foot to experience the conditions for himself. "It's so unusual," he said. "I just had to check it out."
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald staff report

Do you remember what it was like for you a year ago today, after the blizzard had dropped about 2 feet of snow on us?

Today we have the story of a man who had to sit in his car from 7 p.m. Feb. 1 to 11 a.m. the next day in his 2010 Honda Accord on Route 72 west of Walker Road in Hampshire. That's 16 hours. Luckily, he also had food leftover from lunch -- fruit, yogurt, soda and a candy bar.

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He eventually was rescued by snowmobilers but had to leave his car on the road until it could be towed.

All in all, he found the experience simply "irritating." He had to pay $300 to get his car towed in the end.

How about you? Was digging out your driveway enough of an adventure? Were you stuck on the road for hours? Holed up in the office?

Tell us your story by leaving a comment below.

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