"Fox News" anchor Harris Faulkner and her family got a workout with the first snowfall in Northern Jersey, shortly after news broke of a major winter storm predicted in the Tri-State area of New York.
Northern Jersey received more snow than it had in years, and the popular "Outnumbered" co-host took to social media to share the sight left behind by the thick blanket of snow.
Harris Faulkner and her husband Tony Berlin have two daughters, Bella, 13, and Danika, 10, and everyone pitched in to help clear inches of snow that hasn't finished falling yet, for the ultimate workout.
Harris Faulkner visits "Outnumbered Overtime" on September 18, 2019, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images.
THE SEASON'S FIRST SNOW
On Wednesday, a snow alert took effect in the New York City Tri-State area. Since more than an inch of snow already covers the area, Mayor Bill de Blasio ensured they have equipment capable of handling the load.
Despite the budget cuts due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Sanitation has smaller vehicles they will use to tackle side streets.
Preparations already underway include anti-icing treatments and salt spreaders out on the roads. But Faulkner and her family only have shovels against the piling snow, and it came in handy.
MELTING THE ICE
Faulkner showed how much snow had already fallen in their area with a slideshow of pictures, prompting concern since it's the heaviest it's been in years.
The top flat deck of their home had a heavy blanket of snow. Worried about the strain on the roof, Faulkner and her family set to work shoveling the snow from the deck and then off the driveway.
You are the example of what society can do together if we all pulled together in a unified way.
The "Fox News" anchor is good at handling other types of icy situations too. Commenting on internet trolls during a talk with Meghan McCain, Faulkner gave her advice on handling those situations and quipped:
“You’ve got to give people like that honey. If you’re going to respond, give that person something other than what they served you."
CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME
Faulkner's parenting style aligns with her hopes for a more unified future. The pandemic year brought social issues to the surface as well, and as the mother of biracial daughters, she finds awareness to be key.
Encouraging them to tap into their individuality, Faulkner wants her daughters to understand that she sees them as symbols of change. Elaborating on the statement, she said:
"That's what I teach my girls. I say, 'You are the example of what society can do together if we all pulled together in a unified way.' "
Just like Faulkner, many people took to social media to share their experience of the snowstorm. Some New Yorkers took to the streets to take in the first major snow of the season, but it also caused havoc.
Treacherous road conditions caused traffic to crawl along as the updates of some social media users showed. But it also brought out a different side to the city, as all forms seem to take shape under the blanket of snow.
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