On Dec. 26, 2010, a post-Christmas blizzard struck the East Coast and gave New York its sixth-largest snowfall ever. The storm, accompanied by winds gusting over 65 miles an hour, centered its force on the New York metropolitan area, where—according to the New York Times—it stopped commuter and subway lines, leaving large numbers of passengers to spend the night on trains. The roads were no better an option: Countless abandoned cars, cabs, and buses clogged the roads, and many Manhattanites had no choice but to stay put for several days. Unfortunately, I experienced the blizzard first-hand.

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But it wasn’t only the ground transportation that was brought to a halt; the storm also shut down the three major airports. Four thousand flights were canceled, including mine and my family’s, extending our vacation in New York by four days.

I apologize for the inconvenience to our scheduled patients at our Fremont office this week, and I appreciate your patience and understanding. We have a rescheduled flight on the first of January. We can’t wait to get home to sunny—and snowless—California.


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