★★★★Itwasnotreallypossibletoseethestreetwheretheclosedschoolwas,sometwoandahalfblocksaway。

Thesnowwasasmokecloud,withlittlefast-movingthickerandthinnerpartsaddinguptoablankgraywhole。

Figurespickedtheirwayalongthedarktrampledmiddleofthesidewalk。

Outinit,theblownflakesweresoftagainsttheexposedpartoftheface,andtheaccumulationwassoftunderfoot。

Thedriftshadwavycrestsrunningalongthem。

Peoplewereoutandmoving;thetrainsranfine。

TheonlylocusofsufferingwastheAppleStore,withaclosednoticeatthedoorandworkersdealingwithagleamingsheetofwateronthefloor。

Abluishfogofsnowcamedownthroughthegrateontothesubwaytracks。

Ratherthanhavingbeenenchantedtoastandstill,thecityseemedpressedbythestormdowntosomeactiveessence。

Aftersundown,thesnowwasinvisiblebutcouldstillbefeltverylightlyontheface。