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PMG

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Snowed in?
« on: February 22, 2015, 09:47:21 PM »
Anyone else snowed in?  Day 8 here.  Hiked around the neighborhood today but things are still bad enough I won't attempt getting out until Tuesday. 

Snow, ice, extreme cold.  It's been a long week. Campus has been closed, no school or work.  Grateful for electric and cell service and water.

I've never been stuck this long.  Starting to feel it .....

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Re: Snowed in?
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2015, 06:08:39 AM »
Today's my first day back at work in a week+... glad to be out of the house, but also happy to have had the extra time to purge books and some other projects at home... house is clean and less cluttered than it has been in a  while :)

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Re: Snowed in?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2015, 08:21:40 AM »
What part of the country is this ?

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Re: Snowed in?
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2015, 09:06:03 AM »
Appalachian Mts for me, but the whole Northeast has been slammed for the last few weeks...

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Re: Snowed in?
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2015, 09:24:04 AM »
Appalachians here too. 

More snow than usual, several storms on top of each other.  Under freezing for more than a week. -20 here one night. Crews just can't keep up and aren't equipped for it.  Roads are steep and dangerous to begin with. Then we got a day of freezing rain.   Melted a little, but the weight on the snow started collapsing buildings.   Now there's flooding.  Rock slides.  There are waterline breaks and power outages all over. 

I know people farther north deal with worse, and perhaps wouldn't have come to the standstill that we have. 

Sandandsun, if you're willing, where are you?  I'm the coalfields in KY.

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Re: Snowed in?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2015, 01:43:31 PM »
We're close!  So. WV, very close to KY... when you said "-20 one night" I knew you were close by :)

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Re: Snowed in?
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2015, 07:34:15 PM »
I'm a lot further north than you.  Snow and cold we are prepared for, snow removal is a major component of municipal budgets.  Quebec now makes winter tires mandatory from mid-December on, and really Ontario should do the same.  Proper tires make a huge difference.  When you don't have the infrastructure, what would seem ordinary to us can be very difficult to cope with. 

What really gets us is freezing rain, because once it is here it is usually here until spring.  Even when we get a short thaw in February (we seem to be skipping that this year, we got to -3C the other day and that was warm), the ice is usually buried under more snow.  The big weather event for most people around here was The Great Ice Storm (think all caps), in January 1998.  The area affected high density areas (including Ottawa and Montreal) plus a large portion of Canada's dairy farms - those cows needed milking and there was no power to run the milkers.  People were 2-5 weeks without power,  pylons went down like dominoes, and it got really cold (daytime highs in the -20'sC, not fun).  People died.  Huge economic costs.  So when I hear you have freezing rain, I think I worry more about that than the snow.  Good luck!

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Re: Snowed in?
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2015, 05:58:58 AM »
I'm in Raleigh, NC. Last week class was cancelled Tuesday through Thursday. On Wednesday afternoon and Thursday I took it as a chance to get to work while the roads were ok. Today classes are once again cancelled. I can't remember having so many missed days due to weather. Luckily I have more than sufficient supplies for hot chocolate.

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Re: Snowed in?
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2015, 03:04:42 PM »
I'm in the Northeast and we are so sick of snow right now.  We normally do the Mustachian thing and shovel our own drive and walkway.  We finally caved and hired someone on a per storm basis (so we can go back if we come to our senses).  My husband injured his shoulder shoveling and currently has doctor's orders to do no more for a month and I really don't want to do the whole thing myself.  It is a logistical issue for me too.  The banks are now taller than me.  $25 is a small price to pay to avoid permanent injury at this point.

I'm at my wits end with our mail carrier too.  We get the mailbox all shoveled out.  The town plow comes by mid-day pushing some of it back in and he refuses to deliver.  In all prior years the carrier would bring it to our porch or just hike over the snow to get the mail in the box for the first day or two.  You would get a warning after that and no mail only after that.  Now our carrier has a "if it ain't pristine, I ain't stoppin" attitude.  I think I have received mail about once/week for the last month.  I don't even care that much about the content of my mail.  I'm just sick of trying to figure out why my box isn't cleared enough and trying again and again only to be thwarted by the town plow.  There is no one home between when the plow comes through and the mail comes.  Sigh.

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Re: Snowed in?
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2015, 04:15:31 PM »
I thought this was a thread about Edward

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Re: Snowed in?
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2015, 09:12:13 PM »
We aren't snowed in but have had snow for about 3 weeks and its to cold to melt.
It was 14 below zero again last night, we live in southern Indiana.

Last winter I lost butterfly bushes, I hope I don't lose my apple and peach trees and my grapevines.

I'm ready for this to end.

I had my car washed and scrubbed out the house garage and put it in and haven't driven it since. Cleaned the inside too.

We are driving hubbies truck and it was salt encrusted.  I took hubby to the airport today 90 miles away.  He said be sure and get it cleaned up when it warmed up a bit.  I ran it through the big carwash today, long lines of people, it was 29, drove home and tucked it in the garage.  It's still pretty clean, I need to clean up the inside if it warms up enough.