A Record Snowstorm

New York, UNITED STATES: A man takes his dog for a walk in the snow in Central Park 12 February 2006 as a major storm slammed the mid-Atlantic and Northeast states dumping nearly two feet (60cm) of snow in Central Park by late morning , the city's second heaviest snowfall on record, surpassed only by the 26.4 inches (67cm) that fell in December 1947. GETTY IMAGES

This column was written by CBS News Early Show co-anchor Harry Smith.
There's something about snow that brings out the best in people. Well, OK, sometimes brings out the best in people.

We've had record snow here in New York, and Sunday was a marvel. With the snow still coming down yesterday morning, the streets were nearly vacant of vehicles. I saw a couple of cabs spinning their wheels — and because it was a snowstorm, we pedestrians naturally pitched in and pushed the poor guys out.

Yesterday afternoon was like a party in Central Park. People poured out of their apartments and into the snow. Dogs, kids, sleds — so much fun. Where we were sledding, kidless adults would stop and look longingly. We offered our sleds for a turn or two. I think it made their day.

A lot of kids got snow days today — but sadly, New York public schools are open. Can you imagine? A record snow in New York, only to find out there is no snow day. That's cold, man — really cold.



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