As life gets back to normal in the icy wake of Snowpocalypse, PrettiGeeky would like to share some of the most chilling images that drifted our way and accumulated, not unlike the snow itself. Be advised, side effects of viewing this content may include frostbitten fingers, bluish lips, numbness, tingling and an intense desire to drink hot cocoa.
You’ve been warned.
Peddle Through the Pain
This gem was spotted on Chicago’s North Side, where road closures forced ambitious travelers to seek…umm, alternate modes of transportation.
Good news for this poor sod? I don’t imagine anyone stole his bike once he abandoned it to the elements!
Lakeshore (Don’t) Drive
Hundreds of motorists were stranded when massive, icy waves on Lake Michigan forced the closure of Lake Shore Drive in Chicago.
After waiting up to 12 hours for conditions to clear, people abandoned their vehicles and sought shelter, leaving their cars to be dug up and towed away in the following days. ____________________________________
This image of Lake Shore Drive looks like something out of a George Romero flick. Hopefully the snow will impede approaching zombies!
Public transportation in the Windy City was amiss during Snowpocalypse, as city buses became hopelessly stuck.
CBS News reported one CTA driver waited 9 hours for emergency vehicles to pull his bus from a snow drift.
Looks like his passengers found a way to pass the time…
With Lake Shore Drive frozen (in more ways than one), athletic urbanites donned skis and snowshoes to make their way across the tundra.
I’m suddenly embarrassed to have spent my snow day wasting away on the couch, playing Final Fantasy and roasting marshmallows with a lighter!
Unearthing the Beast
Ladies and gentlemen…that’s my car. My poor, neglected Pontiac Sunfire left to sit unprotected through 48 hours of intense snowfall.
The magnificent shadow in the foreground is my husband, faced with the daunting task of unearthing the beast.
It took us 3 shovels, 90 minutes and the help (read: bribery) of several neighborhood children but we completed the task like troopers. In retrospect, we consider ourselves lucky compared to many others!
Do you have a photo or story about surviving Snowpocalypse 2011? Leave us a comment below!