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Old 02-03-2012, 02:02 AM   #7221
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Glad to hear that. I've heard a lot of people tell me that they are fine with "all season" tires, Ha! I'm glad that Quebec law makes them use winter tires now.
How does that work when folks come from the U.S. in winter?

Do they get fined?
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:13 AM   #7222
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Its very cold here -5c last night, relatives in Split had temps of -9c and snow this week for the first time since 1971, Krusevac Serbia was a freaky -22c.
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:26 AM   #7223
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Blizzard here. 24 degrees windy, snowing...and no work today. I work for a school district that has a snow day!
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:39 PM   #7224
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34F. Not much wind. It's a nice, still day in SE S.D.
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:45 PM   #7225
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34, still really foggy here along the river.
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:35 PM   #7226
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How does that work when folks come from the U.S. in winter?

Do they get fined?
Visitors are exempt for some amount of time. You can even get permission to switch back to 3 season tires if you live here and are heading south, but they do put time limits. It's not just visitors from the US, the other provinces don't have that law. We are seeing fewer accidents in winter.

To me, one of the best parts of the new law is now the car rental places have to put winter tires. I have rented cars here in winter in the past and asked for snow tires, but couldn't get them. I hate driving on snow and ice without winter tires.
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:19 AM   #7227
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Blizzard here. 24 degrees windy, snowing...and no work today. I work for a school district that has a snow day!
Just because Denver got almost 2 feet of snow overnight...sheesh!
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:24 AM   #7228
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21F, calm and dark! It had been sunny all day, so lots of melting again! Tomorrow is the annual "Grizzly Dip" Volunteers get tossed into ice water for a Special Olympics fundraiser. I'm going to go watch the nut cases.
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:55 AM   #7229
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21F, calm and dark! It had been sunny all day, so lots of melting again! Tomorrow is the annual "Grizzly Dip" Volunteers get tossed into ice water for a Special Olympics fundraiser. I'm going to go watch the nut cases.

mid 30's, depressing and damp!

This is the first year that I can think of when the various polar bear plunge groups have not had to chop the ice out of the lakes in central New York to take the plunge. The lake nearest to me only started to freeze this year and we had a wind storm that picked up huge sheets and tossed them just like plate glass windows. When they shattered in the sunlight it looked like the sky was full of diamonds. The pictures were amazing. Those bears are crazy but, at least they are clean!
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:57 AM   #7230
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Blizzard here. 24 degrees windy, snowing...and no work today. I work for a school district that has a snow day!
I saw that on our news. We are still waiting for our cold weather. Always the high 30's and 40's. Your storm is supposed to be heading our way.
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