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Old 03-01-2007, 05:32 PM   #21
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Wow, it gets pretty nasty here and we never close. I have never heard of that. We They may occasionally cancel school in the rural areas and advise us to stay in, but closing down the city. That'* like Martial LAw. I am suprised that is even legal! Would never fly here. We just brush off (or shovel) and go.
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I understand it. People having to risk their lives to try to find people wandering out there.

cars getting stuck on the road and getting hit by snow plows when they try to open them.
Stay home.
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Old 03-01-2007, 06:24 PM   #23
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We are getting it "supposedly" as 1-3 inches of rain with flood watches. Which means...watch my back yard flood as usual..lol
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Old 03-01-2007, 06:44 PM   #24
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Wow, it gets pretty nasty here and we never close. I have never heard of that. We They may occasionally cancel school in the rural areas and advise us to stay in, but closing down the city. That'* like Martial LAw. I am suprised that is even legal! Would never fly here. We just brush off (or shovel) and go.
Sonoma (Travis) lives kinda in the Boonies. Not enough resources to risk people doing stupid crap. They never shut down The Cities here, either. So, we get all the stupid people....

I'd take the "martial law" over the stupididty any day....
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OOO 14 is closed huh..

They've warned roads will probably be closed around here this afternoon. But for good cause. Most passenger cars will probably start high centering and having ground clearance issues pretty soon.

Keeping up with all of the side streets in town isn't possible when it'* coming down this much.
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Old 03-01-2007, 08:04 PM   #26
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I am not sayin it is not a good thing, I have just never heard of it. I have already been out in my Bonnie n weather that no one else was really in. We actually went to Old Navy one morning and were the only people there. Good snow tires and careful driving have always been enough for me, but you do have to worry about the people who aren't so careful (4X4 drivers are the worst). But, I can see it being so bad that there is too much snow to drive through. Like I said , we just deal with it here. I find this very interesting. I certainly can see traveling in rural areas being much more difficult. I wonder though, is this an area that is not used to getting much snow?
Now that I think about it, I do believe (and correct me if I am wrong) that they did this in Buffalo just a few months back, and they have basically the same weather as us, as I am only like 1 1/2 hours away.
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well, when you have 8 ft drifts over the road and no snow plows there isn't much you can do to get through. why have people struggling to get 10 miles out in the country just to have them have to turn around and try to get back.

oh, we get plenty of snow, it'* just not worth it.
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I can see what you mean. Around here we don't really get big drifts. Of course, I do live in the city so that probably makes a big difference. The houses are pretty close together too.
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I'll take the brutal winds of West MI over that crap.
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We spent about a half hour this evening just trying to park The Missus' van. Robbinsdale declared a snow emergency, so no parking on the streets allowed.

The plan was to put the van in the garage, and my car on the parking pad outside. Well, due to the stupid way our garage was built, it points at the neighbors garage. Thay already had their cars in back, so we didn't have room to maneuver the van into the garage. Every time you think about hitting the gas, the *** end starts to creep over.

Plan B was park tthe van and the Bonne side by side. Same problem, though. Couldn't get the van to go straight in. So, there was no room for the Bonne, dangit...

Luckily, we met a neighbor from acrss the alley and a couple of houses down, and a cop in a neighboring city. Turns out he'* a nice guy with a big driveway, so the Bonne is at a sleepover at the neighbors house for the night....

I've shovelled 4 times today, and there'* an inch and a half of snow on the sidewalk again already. The Missus ain't going to work tomorrow.
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