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South Queens’ sense of snow

Residents enjoy a real winter weekend after the Blizzard of 2013

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Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:49 am, Thu Feb 21, 2013.

The Blizzard of 2013 hit parts of Long Island hard, but 50 miles to the west in southern Queens, the foot or so of the white stuff was nowhere near the worst Mother Nature had ever dealt to residents. The moderate storm led to reactions ranging from minor annoyance to fun — either way, a sight of relief in a community close to ground zero from Hurricane Sandy.

The storm’s Friday night-Saturday morning time frame eased the pain as many got home from work before the worst of the weather hit during the night, and awoke to a weekend of enjoying the biggest snowfall in two years.

cross the neighborhoods of southern Queens on Saturday, the sounds of plows hitting the pavement echoed through the streets, along with the screeching sound of all-terrain vehicles, not typically used on city streets.

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