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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by thewoodlands, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    I was coming back this afternoon when I came upon this accident, (truck & oil truck) looked real bad at the time, tough going but made it home just when the wind was picking up.

    http://mpcourier.com/section/dco_breakingnews#2012120119912

    Looks like everything 10 miles north of here received lots of ice and wet snow, we're getting some snow with the wind. Lights have flickered a few times.




    zap

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Ice storms are the worst. I will take snow first.
  3. SlyFerret

    SlyFerret Minister of Fire

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    Luckily we didn't get the ice that they were forecasting here. The wind picked up earlier than expected and dried the roads a bit before the temperature really dropped.

    I was listening to the county sheriff and state highway patrol on my scanner last night, and again this morning. The roads were still pretty bad. Lots of accidents and cars ending up in the ditches.

    Makes me glad I'm working from home for the most part these days. I don't have to battle the crappy weather/roads and can tend to the fire all day, staying nice and toasty warm!

    -SF
  4. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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  5. loon

    loon Minister of Fire

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    Brutal over here right now zap :shut:

    loon
  6. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Loon, they just opened up two shelters, one in Ogdensburg NY and the second one in Canton NY. We lucked out, stayed above freezing on Thursday and Friday morning, we also missed the heavy wet snow but still have four inches of the white stuff.

    zap
  7. loon

    loon Minister of Fire

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    There are 5 of us at the sewage plant that have been going since Wednesday night..Very thankful for the fella that invented the diesel engine ;-) no home owners have had a problem with their basements so far. couple guys are staying at the plant tonight as its supposed to drop to minus holy crap overnight :blank:

    good luck over there man..

    loon
  8. kenny chaos

    kenny chaos Minister of Fire

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    Had a guy come down who said he lived an hour north of Fort Hood to look at a vehicle.
    He bought it, got plates at the last minute at the DMV, and headed for home about an hour ago.
    I'll worry about him and his wife all night. Talk about a long azz day. Just hope it's let up a little up there.
    Kenny
  9. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    The stomach is full, the basement is 81 with the upstairs livingroom at 72, we missed the worst of this storm. I was telling my wife that last year the storms went north and south of us, this time we stayed above freezing for the whole day Thursday plus this morning.

    Ten miles north of here the trees are covered with ice and that wet snow, had some good winds for about one hour but since we had very little ice and snow we still have power.

    Keep that plant crankin.


    Stay Safe
    Zap
  10. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    Loc:
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    We've only got a dusting here in Rensselaer County, but
    the temperature has dropped to the 20s, & SH*T's gotten
    pretty slick... Not at all good for driving...Hope my daughters
    have enough since to stay where they are for the night. Last
    thing I wanna do is get the truck & the tow strap out & hafta
    pull em out of a ditch...
  11. Ncountry

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    At work today ,I got a call from the gf around 11:30 saying power was out. All I had to do when I got home around 5:00 was drag the generator out of the shed.5 minutes later , the power returns. lol .
  12. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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  13. CTguy9230

    CTguy9230 Feeling the Heat

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    from the way your describing it, it sounds like the storm we got on Halloween
    lost power here from downed trees for 9 days

    we ended up getting 3 inches from this last storm and luckily no ice

    was wicked windy last night though...40-50 mph i'd say

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