In the year 1936 there was siginificant damage to the city of manchester due to a Hurrican, then a flood, then rainfall, and finally the melting snow. This picture is of the Amoskeag bridge whichs was virtualy destroyed that year.
Visit Manchester during the Summer and you'll find parking meters level with your face. Visit during the Winter and you'll know why....Manchester receives roughly 70 inches of snow, per year; and some years, the snowbanks become so high that the city resorts to dumping snow into the Merrimack River. Though other northern cities receive more snow per year, the Queen City lies close enough to the Atlantic to get a lashing from brutal, blustery ocean storms, and far enough North to receive snow when Massachusetts gets rain. As a result these "Nor'Easters" can be brutal and icy. New Hampshirites know how to drive in the snow - and when not to. Follow their example.
I moved to Manchester almost 30 years ago. We always left cars unlocked and home doors open and never had a problem. Within the last 2-3 years, Manchester has changed. We have become a small city of big crime, including murders, drugs, arson, etc. It is wise if you are traveling alone to watch and protect your personal belongings and stay off the inner city streets that are behind Elm Street at night. The great thing about Manchester is we still have people who care about each other.
Okay, they're not really out to scare you... I don't think. This one is locked up in a store anyway!