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Snowmageddon 2011

Posted in Chicago on February 3rd, 2011

We got through the 3rd worst snowstorm in Chicago history unscathed with many people calling it Snowmageddon 2011. We got over 20 inches of snow with 70 mph wind gusts and now everything is back to normal just one day after; the city of Chicago did a superb job! It was the first time in over 10 years Chicago Public Schools had a snow day, but here at Steadfast it was business as usual. Us Chicagoans know snow, but it was still quite an event. I believe this story sums it all up pretty well: http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/your-doubting-thomas/2011/02/snowmageddon-2011-chicagoans-can-handle-a-little-or-a-lot-of-snow.html

Our data centers maintained full operations and had 24/7 on-site staffing through the whole thing. I would like to give a big thank you for the staff members who put up with the cold, wind, and snow to get to work, assuring all of our customers kept the same level of service they've been accustomed to. This specifically includes Andrew, Steve, Kevin, Ray, Jeremy, Sean, Matthew, Mike, Cody, and Marc. Some of them have interesting stories, needing to dig their car out of piles of snow in the road multiple times on a single trip, having police officers assist with pushing their car up an off ramp, walking through snow banks as tall as themselves, and the picture below of a city bus that got stuck in the snow. It wasn't easy, but they did what they needed to do to assure all our customers were taken care of during Snowmageddon 2011.

Bus Stuck in Snow

Again, thank you to our dedicated staff. Your hard work and effort is greatly appreciated!

Update: Here is a picture from in front of our 725 S Wells facility.

Snow on Wells Street

And a big thank you to Marc for the pictures. Hopefully everyone got through Snowmageddon 2011 as well as we did!





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