Friday, February 19, 2010

Havertown during the first blizzard

On February 5, 2010, the Philadelphia region was hit with their second blizzard of the season.  During the beginning of this storm I drove around Havertown to various locations to see the effect the snow was having on local residents, and some of the local areas that typically see a lot of people on a normal day with out snow.  The football field at Haverford Middle School is not just for football games.  The track that circles the perimeter is usually always filled with local residents keeping in shape and the local middle school and high school use the field for more than just football.  Practices for multiple sports are held on this field as well as boy's and girl's soccer games, field hockey and a number of other sports are played on this field.  Also the Beechwood train stop for Septa's 100 line is a typically busy pick up and drop off point.  The parking lots are usually filled with cars but not on this night.  The streets of Havertown were beginning to die down around 8pm when I started to photograph this southwestern suburb of Philadelphia.  The town was in for a lot of snow and it seemed that everyone headed in doors to wait it out.


The visitors goal post at A.C. Cornog field in Havertown Pa. stands tall against the falling snow around 8:30pm, Friday, Feb. 5, 2010.  (Photo by James Sindaco)

A view from the visitors cheering section of the playing field and Haverford Middle School at A.C. Cornog field, 8:30pm, in Havertown Pa., Friday, Feb. 5, 2010.  (Photo by James Sindaco)

A view of the visitors bleachers from the home team sidelines at A.C. Cornog field in Havertown Pa., 8:30pm, Friday, Feb. 5, 2010. (Photo by James Sindaco)

A view of the home team's goal posts at A.C. Cornog field in Havertown Pa., 8:30pm, Friday, Feb. 5, 2010.  (Photo by James Sindaco)

The scoreboard for A.C. Cornog field in Havertown Pa. is backlit by the lights at Haverford Middle School at 8:30pm, Friday, Feb. 5, 2010.  (Photo by James Sindaco)

Turnstiles at the entry to A.C. Cornog Field in Havertown beginning to accumalate snow on its arms around 8pm, Friday, Feb. 5, 2010.  (Photo by James Sindaco)

Erica Blindenbacher of the 200 block of E. Marthart Ave. in Havertown gets ready for to leave for her nursing shift at Bryn Mawr Hospital, Friday, Feb. 5, 2010.  (Photo by James Sindaco)

Erica Blindenbacher of the 200 block of E. Marthart Ave. in Havertown Pa. brushes and shovels snow from her car as she prepares to head in for her nursing shift at Bryn Mawr Hospital, 8:30pm, Friday, Feb. 5, 2010.  (Photo by James Sindaco)

Haverford Township Pa., this sign for the Beechwood section of Havertown braces for the storm that has just moved into town on Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 at 9pm.  (Photo by James Sindaco)

A sign for Septa's Beechwood stop on the 100 rail line in Havertown Pa., stands firm during the blizzard that began on Friday, Feb. 5, 2010.  This photo was taken at 9pm.  (Photo by James Sindaco)

View of the Septa 100 line train stop tunnel that leads down to Karakung Dr. in Havertown Pa., 9pm, Friday, Feb. 5, 2010.  (Photo by James Sindaco)

View of the descent to street level from the Beechwood platform of the 100 line train in Havertown Pa., 9pm, Friday, Feb. 5, 2010.  (Photo by James Sindaco)

A train leaves the platform during the beginning of the blizzard at the Beechwood stop on the 100 line in Havertown Pa., 9pm, Friday, Feb. 5, 2010.  (Photo by James Sindaco)

2 comments:

  1. nice job h-tooner
    bob hshs -72

    grew up 2 blocks from those pix
    cross darby
    down fairfield 2 blox 2 manor

    used to walk about the fields back in the day when it was snowing
    haver=toonians would hunker down in their stone colonials
    hoard bread, milk,....and duraflame logs

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