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Old 01-30-2014, 02:52 AM   #11831
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Well fortunately we live in times where nearly every vehicle is either front wheel or all wheel drive. It's not like they can't get around in 2" of snow, barely a dusting....
But the problem wasn't snow pac. The roads turned into sheets of ice. My father-in-law drove for a living - life insurance agent back in the days when the agent visited all his accounts to collect the monthly payment in person. He was in his early 50s when they moved to FL just two or three years before we got married. When they were driving back to FL from OH they were in an accident in Atlanta...in conditions similar to what went on down there this week. Fortunately neither of them were seriously hurt, but Dad said he couldn't believe how he had absolutely no control over his car. It was as if it had a mind of its own. Kinda hard to drive a robocar.
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:09 AM   #11832
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And the problem gets worse. Atlanta is expecting warming temps the next few days with them dropping to freezing at night. So again the roads will be a sheet of ice just in time for the morning commute each day.

But they did announce that the airport is open. Big deal No one can get to the airport. The terminals are empty.
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:53 AM   #11833
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Well the problem is, many of these people have little to no experience driving in it. I don't worry about my ability to drive in it, but all the way to work I saw people driving like idiots and riding my tail on glare ice.

The other huge problem was hundreds of thousands of inexperienced drivers took to the icy highways at the same time, that's what caused the biggest problem.

You or I could have been trapped on the highway, regardless of our ability to drive in it.
Exactly. That's why I said they drive like sisxteen year olds. In other words, no experience.
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:51 AM   #11834
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Exactly. That's why I said they drive like sisxteen year olds. In other words, no experience.
But if you go back and look at your original post, you have and 'lol' at the end of your missive. That is what has everyone here up in arms. No one here sees anything funny about the situation in Atlanta or the rest of the south. Bakechef is very well aware of what could have happened to him.

Having lived and worked during the blizzard of 1978, I know too well the dangers of severe weather conditions. And it doesn't have to be just winter weather. Remember Katrina.
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:09 AM   #11835
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Everybody was up in arms?
I hadn't noticed.

Sunny day today. 10F right now and climbing
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:54 AM   #11836
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The National Guard is presently responding to 911 calls.
Hence my suggestion she call 911, rather than try to drive herself.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:00 AM   #11837
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Everybody was up in arms?
I hadn't noticed.

Sunny day today. 10F right now and climbing
I wasn't up in arms...I'm just hanging out under a blanket.

24F, feels like 4F. The easterly winds have begun and they are always cold, howling out of Hellgate Canyon. 17 mph this morning.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:09 AM   #11838
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And the problem gets worse. Atlanta is expecting warming temps the next few days with them dropping to freezing at night. So again the roads will be a sheet of ice just in time for the morning commute each day.

But they did announce that the airport is open. Big deal No one can get to the airport. The terminals are empty.
Atlanta's airport is the busiest in the world and a major national hub for several airlines. Most people using Atlanta's airport aren't going to or from there - they're catching a connection.

It's a bright, sunny 22F here.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:12 AM   #11839
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Everybody was up in arms?
I hadn't noticed.

Sunny day today. 10F right now and climbing
We're getting the same weather pac. -11C (10F) right now going up to
-5C (23F) and it's supposed to stay there untill Saturday when it goes up to -3C (27F).
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:20 AM   #11840
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Yes we are, Rocket. They say possibly rain mixed with snow over the weekend.
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