Ski areas celebrate, road crews labor as winter’s first big snowstorm sweeps through

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  • Matias Milrod, 5, gets buried in the snow at White Park during the first snow storm of the season on Friday. More photos on A3. GEOFF FORESTER photos / Monitor staff

  • Matias Milrod, 5, gets buried in the snow at White Park during the first snow storm of the season on Friday, December 16, 2022. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Matias Milrod, 5, frolics in the snow at White Park during the first snow storm of the season on Friday, December 16, 2022. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Audry and Oscar Redmond sled down the hill at White Park on Friday.

  • Travis Campbell cleans up the snow on the sidewalks at Rundlett Middle School during the snow storm on Friday, December 16, 2022. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Audry and Oscar Redmond sled down the hill at White Park during the snow storm on Friday, December 16, 2022. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Flynn Redmond plays in the snow at White Park with his mother and brother during the first snow storm of the season on Friday, December 16, 2022. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Flynn Redmond plays in the snow at White Park with his mother and brother during the first snow storm of the season on Friday, December 16, 2022. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Emmy Kibbee, 5, licks her new snow cat creation at White Park during the snow storm on Friday, November 16, 2022. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Travis Campbell cleans up the snow on the sidewalks at Rundlett Middle School during the snow storm on Friday, December 16, 2022. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Emmy Kibbee, 5, makes a giant snowball at White Park during the snow storm on Friday, November 16, 2022. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Travis Campbell cleans up the snow on the sidewalks at Rundlett Middle School during the snow storm on Friday, December 16, 2022. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Snow accumulates on the branches during the snow storm on Friday, December 16, 2022. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Matias Milrod, 5, (bottom) gets piled on as a group frolic in the snow at White Park during the first snow storm of the season on Friday, December 16, 2022. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Parents and kids flocked to White Park for sledding and building snow sculptures on Friday, December 16, 2022. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

Published: 12/16/2022 3:05:46 PM
Modified: 12/16/2022 3:03:07 PM

Ski areas might be ecstatic about Friday’s storm, coming as it does right before the all-important Christmas school vacation, but folks who keep the roads clear are less so.

Concord is among many places still looking for snowplow operators, dangling a $1,000 signing bonus and guarantee 40-hour paid week “whether it snows or not” as an incentive.

The current storm is expected to drop as much as two feet of snow at higher elevations in southern Vermont and central New Hampshire, a fact that delights ski areas. 

The Concord area will get less than that, although the total amount will depend on whether the storm changes to rain or wet sleet.

The city of Concord is reminding people that winter parking bans require cars to be off streets between midnight and 7 a.m. City residents can use parking garages overnight for free while Penacook residents can use the Canal Street Municipal Lot near Chief’s Restaurant. “Although this lot is posted for no overnight parking, the city's Parking Division will suspend this regulation during city-wide winter parking bans to accommodate Penacook residents,” according to the city manager’s newsletter.




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