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post #46 of 67 Old 02-17-2014, 10:02 AM
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The city does not plow neighborhoods or side streets here. Plowing neighborhoods is a bad idea because the plowed snow has to go somewhere. You can't have 5 foot drifts blocking driveways...

The last week, even though we haven't gotten snow, our neighborhood was a solid 5" of pure ice and crud. Plenty of people still manage even with 2wd vehicles. Only just melted off this weekend.
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post #47 of 67 Old 02-17-2014, 10:04 AM
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The city does not plow neighborhoods or side streets here. Plowing neighborhoods is a bad idea because the plowed snow has to go somewhere. You can't have 5 foot drifts blocking driveways.

The last week, even though we haven't gotten snow, our neighborhood was a solid 5" of pure ice and crud. Plenty of people still manage even with 2wd vehicles.
Compare drivers in CO vs Drivers in NC/SC/GA when it comes to snow and I'm willing to bet that ya'll have it just a tad better when it comes to people with common sense on how to drive in the snow It was pretty bad here.


Exhibit A: Right outside my neighborhood the other day, 4 of those cars (2 not in view) including the garbage truck were stuck. Had to get out and help push the cars out.

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Compare drivers in CO vs Drivers in NC/SC/GA when it comes to snow and I'm willing to bet that ya'll have it just a tad better when it comes to people with common sense on how to drive in the snow It was pretty bad here.
Certainly. I just think poor road conditions due to no infrastructure for snow removal is a bad excuse. Even with the infrastructure road conditions here or any other snowing state can get very bad. Colorado is especially bad with ice because we have big temperature swings. It can hit 40/50s during the day because of the intense sun but drop well below freezing or 0 degrees at night.
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Certainly. I just think poor road conditions due to no infrastructure for snow removal is a bad excuse. Even with the infrastructure road conditions here or any other snowing state can get very bad. Colorado is especially bad with ice because we have big temperature swings. It can hit 40/50s during the day because of the intense sun but drop well below freezing or 0 degrees at night.
Oh I agree with you man. I'm not defending the states, just putting out there why they probably don't do it. It's stupid and unsafe not to prep for these things because as they have seen from this winter, anything can happen. We just got this snow 2 days ago and now it's going to be in the 70s this week
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Oh I agree with you man. I'm not defending the states, just putting out there why they probably don't do it. It's stupid and unsafe not to prep for these things because as they have seen from this winter, anything can happen. We just got this snow 2 days ago and now it's going to be in the 70s this week
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post #51 of 67 Old 02-18-2014, 05:27 PM
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Sure hope the ice storms are over with here for the year...came home from work and my Daughter and 9 year old grandson are here so they can do some laundry and take real showers instead of bird baths..lol

They been with no power for one week as of tonight....

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Sure hope the ice storms are over with here for the year...came home from work and my Daughter and 9 year old grandson are here so they can do some laundry and take real showers instead of bird baths..lol

They been with no power for one week as of tonight....
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This 80* weather sure is horrible...

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Thas is pretty bad..but we had it worse..only around 70 today for the high,i had to wear a hoodie while riding the grandkids around on the 4 wheeler this evening since its now only around 63..brrr......

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ah, someone else who might have experienced the thundersleet. that was definitely an interesting storm.
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Was 20 degrees, sleeting/raining yesterday and I was outside on the forklift for most of it. My life.
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post #59 of 67 Old 03-05-2014, 07:32 AM
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I think the biggest issue with roads in the south are the people trying to drive on them. Everyone knows they don’t have the equipment to remove the snow in like up north. I have lived in NC, AL and FL. Oh and no FL never have a problem. LOL But in NC we had a freak 26 inches snow and the only thing you could do was stay at home for a couple of days. Also people need to stop placing all the blame on the state. Last time I checked weather maps were available online, on TV, etc. If you can’t look at one and go hmmm it looks like it could snow or have ice, you deserve to get stuck. I don’t know of any company around here that would not let an employee go home early, under those conditions. So I can’t see the blame being place on just the states. People in the south should know better. Oh and one other thing I did not get was on the news from GA I saw all kinds of 4X4's stuck in the gridlock. That to me is just stupid. I would cut across the median and go the other direction, get a hotel room or something before I sat for 14 hours.

Let do another thread around July or August when all the northern states are engulfed in a heat wave, with temp over 100, and discuss all the stupid stuff from up that direction.

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post #60 of 67 Old 03-05-2014, 07:53 AM
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In areas that get a lot of snow, the ground freezes up for the winter. Snow falls, and it sticks. That's that.

Here, the ground doesn't completely freeze. Snow falls, melts, gets hit with cold winds and turns into ice. Then snow falls on the ice.

A few weeks ago, when that big storm came in, I left work in Raleigh about 2PM and didn't walk into my front door until 6:20. A typical 45 minute commute lasted me almost four and a half hours.

The problem wasn't me. That day I drove my Elantra, which had winter tires on it. The problem was people who don't know how to drive on this mess were trying to drive on roads that were iced over. 540 was a nightmare. I ended up driving on the breakdown lane because people were spinning their tires and getting sideways.

From what I have learned, it's all about low RPM and giving yourself plenty of room. Never spin your tires. it ain't a race.
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