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Winter storm

Postby dsmegst » Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:20 am

Wow, it took me 6 hours to get home tonight. Normally it takes me about 20 to 25 minutes, max. First hour, I moved about 100 yards!

How does 8 inches of snow mess up the roads so much? :confused: What an insanely tiring day... Be safe out there
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Postby feed_the_animals » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:10 am

Bummer! Glad you arrived safe. Live in Montana so I've done that before. Good thing its late in the winter and people are used to being cautious - no one seems to be able to remember how to drive on snow when the first big storm hits. Where do you live?

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Postby pmel018 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:38 am

In the UK it only takes about an inch before everything grinds to a halt!
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Postby syphen » Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:42 am

I'll take snow any day of the week!!

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Postby bh49 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:13 am

Next week commute in New England.

My driveway looks a little better :rolleyes: , but we are getting close
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Postby dsmegst » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:46 am

Wow! That's a crazy looking scenery.

I'm working from home today. No way I'm risking another drive out. :)
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Postby The Deacon » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:57 am

Where is that Roman? Can't be CT, everyone's driving on the wrong side of the road. :D
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Postby HellHound » Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:41 pm

The Deacon wrote:Where is that Roman? Can't be CT, everyone's driving on the wrong side of the road. :D
Still thats one Crazy road! :D
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Postby vampyrewolf » Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:48 pm

You need to come up here where every vehicle on the road is designed to go off-road and 1/2 ton trucks are considered small...

Just at the tail end of a chinook, expected high today is 3c (38f) along with 10cm (4") of snow to freeze (after it's done raining now)... I'll probably pass a dozen ppl in the ditch both on the way home today and again in. The morning... Seems like this stretch of highway claims at least 1 person daily, and it's not a long section.,
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Postby psychophipps » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:05 pm

The picture is from Japan.

I have no clue, in reference to the OP. We never had that much issue with the snow up in Alaska. The main issue, from what I can tell, is that y'all just aren't ready for it when it hits. It's hard enough to get allocations for budget on important stuff, let alone something that lasts less than a month a year on average. Typical reactive governmental thinking does it to you.

The town I grew up in had no snow for a stretch so they sold off their snow plows...to get two feet-plus of snow overnight the very next winter. Out of sight, out of mind. Then they tell you how hard everyone has to work extra when they should have had enough people to take care of it in the first place.

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