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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2007, 09:06:57 PM »

let it snow,,,,, let it snow ,,, let it snowwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!! BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! it was 58 degrees here today  tongue
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2007, 09:41:53 PM »

That picture is unbelievable
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2007, 07:34:29 AM »

As of 7:30 am GMT -5 it is 59F/15C . The high today will be 69F/21C low will be 47F/8C. In SoFla we refer to that as darn cold.

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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2007, 04:17:16 PM »

ah snow is great.
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2007, 07:28:43 PM »

That picture is unbelievable
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I'm further north than he is. We have piles of snow outside our hospital that are 15 ft  high. I'll grab a pic to post tomorrow. One of my boy scouts called last night to tell me he had 20 ft drifts where he lived.

That was a great storm, although we only got about 18 inches here, 30 in the mtns just to the east.

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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2007, 08:11:44 PM »

Boy 15ft. is a lot of snow!!! that would have gotten us of school for weeks
 
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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2007, 08:53:07 PM »

Ok so I promised pics from the snowstorm. I grabbed these this morning while the crews were clearing snow from our hospital parking lot.






Yes that is snow in the truck and the bucket loader
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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2007, 08:55:27 PM »

WOW  next time tell them to bring it up here!!!!!
great pics that is a lot of snow!
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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2007, 09:06:45 PM »

WOW  next time tell them to bring it up here!!!!!
great pics that is a lot of snow!

The kids here only got out for 2 days. Which is a lot for them.

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« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2007, 09:26:34 AM »

I think the New Yorkers need to come down and teach our guys how to handle the snow.  PA did a real pathetic job this time.  Less than 2 ft of snow and the interstates were shut down for 2 days?  People stuck in traffic for over 17 hours.  I could see if this happened in an area that has never had snow before but in PA? 

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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2007, 10:36:52 AM »

Before moving to Indiana I lived in the snow belt in Erie County PA.  Until the lake froze each year, (and again when it thawed,) it was common to get 4 to 8 inches of snow every 4 days or so.  It was not unusual to get 12 inch snowstorms back to back.  Hauling it away in trucks was just a part of life.  The state, county, and townships did a great job as long as the snowfall was less than an inch an hour or under 2 feet total, but that was about the tipping point for problems.

Here in central Indiana we got about 12 inches last Tue/Wed.  Some rural counties declared emergencies for a day or so, but the state did a great job keeping the interstates open.  The city of Indianapolis did a good job keeping the main emergency routs open, but the secondary streets were pretty rough for a couple days, and most of the side streets have still not been plowed 4 days later.  I live on a secondary street, so my dirveway was plowed shut 4 times over 3 days.

When a city like Atlanta gets an inch or so, it is paralyzed.  No salt, few plows, inexperienced drivers, no snow tires, etc.
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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2007, 04:22:11 PM »

When a city like Atlanta gets an inch or so, it is paralyzed.  No salt, few plows, inexperienced drivers, no snow tires, etc.

I heard about the disaster on the PA interstates. My recollection is that some accident prevented plows from getting through, but no one acted to shut down the interstate in time.

I grew up in Memphis, TN. Each year we got a small snow, 2-3 inches. The entire city was paralyzed. You should see the supermarkets down there when they predict snow. They're mobbed.

ONe year we got 11 inches in Memphis and I was out of school for more than a week until it melted.

Today I had just got the doors to the chicken shed clear and went back out in time to see the whole roof load drop where I'd just shoveled.

Nothing like shoveling snow for exercise

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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2007, 10:29:52 PM »

was it the snow that shut down the pa highway, or the ice caused wrecks?  happens here in ice storms.  one or two trucks sideways or flipped and the roads are all done.
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« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2007, 09:27:01 AM »

I think it was ice that caused wrecks and traffic ended up being backed up for over 50 miles so the plows and cinder trucks couldn't get through.  If the people would have stayed off the roads like they were told to it would have been much better, but the state should have actually shut down the highway before it got as bad as it did.  They finally got the interstates reopened yesterday, some of the truck drivers and other motorists were stuck at the truck stops since Wednesday.
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« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2007, 04:38:11 PM »

If the people would have stayed off the roads like they were told to it would have been much better, but the state should have actually shut down the highway before it got as bad as it did. 

The Vermont State Police put out a ban on Over-the-road trucks on Wednesday to control the problems.
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« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2007, 05:18:59 PM »

The real problem was the ineptness of the PA officials.   Yes they had some ice and snow,  but they decided it best not to plow the ice and snow on the first night.   With all the big trucks it basically packed it down into 4-6 inches of ice with plenty of ruts that couldn't be plowed. It was like driving thru a mine field.    Then it took them over 24 hours before they finally shut the roads down and then had a ton of trucks and cars that had been stranded and out of fuel.    I spent 2 days stuck on I-81 before I decided to fight my way over to the turnpike on county roads.  It took 4 1/2 hours to go 60 miles on roads that still had 5-6 inches of snow/ice/slush 2 days after the storm.  The hour 4 1/2 hours I saw ONE plow truck.   The sad part was,  when I got home to NY,  we had had about the same amount of freezing rain/ snow and the roads where clear and dry.

Stay the heck away from PA if your traveling in the winter.
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« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2007, 08:41:53 PM »

I spent 2 days stuck on I-81 before I decided to fight my way over to the turnpike on county roads.  It

Glad you made it out with nothing worse than frustration and lost time.

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« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2007, 11:14:43 PM »

We've had over 67" of snow so far this year. I know, compared to 15 feet, that's nothing, but it's a lot for us. We are now just a few days short of an all-time-record for number of days of continuous snow cover (60 days so far).

Here's a snapshot of my John Deere, which is equipped with a snow-blade, but it wasn't enough to push it out.


More stories on our snow storms on the blog (look under previous posts)
http://beesandblooms.blogspot.com
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« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2007, 04:02:23 AM »

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