Linus w/a Blanket: of Snow, Ice, Freezing Temps

The Weather Channel named it Winter Storm Linus, so very unlike the gentle Peanuts character. As it did last week when Juno struck, Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) shut down field operations as limited crews are on site to secure equipment and materials while weather safely permits.

Red sky and river hours before the Sunday night snow/EarthCam® construction camera

Red sky and river hours before the Sunday night snow/EarthCam® construction camera

“TZC categorizes weather hazards according to the following three threat levels,” per a project update. They are:

• Level One events are considered normal and include wind speeds up to 30 mph. TZC secures loose items on barges and checks all moorings and barge lines to make sure they are secure. Typically, work continues and all equipment remains on the project site.

• Level Two events are more threatening, with higher wind speeds and precipitation. Construction barges and equipment are moved to shallower and more protected areas of the river. Crew members anchor equipment to heavy steel legs, called spuds, which are driven deep into the river bottom to ensure their stability.

• Level Three events are those that impact the entire region, such as hurricanes. To prepare for a storm of this magnitude, TZC would move much of its equipment offsite, to more securely protected harbors on the Hudson River.”

Source: Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC)

No guessing for the bridge builder.

This morning Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania predicted six more weeks of winter while Staten Island Chuck said we’ll have an early spring. Go figure.

Groundhog declarations aside, stay safe.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2015

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