Have a Safe and Happy Holidays

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Have a Safe and Happy Holidays

Post by Apoptosis » Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:26 am

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Holiday and to be very careful while traveling as the weather across the nation isn't the best this week. I was driving to pick up some web server parts yesterday afternoon and it was raining, but the ground temperature was below freezing. That caused the roads to ice up even though it was warm enough to be raining. I was driving home on Interstate 70 and cars were wrecking all around me. I even managed to snap a picture of a box truck that slid on an overpass and sat across two guard rails. It was so bad there was even a 13 car accident about 10 miles past where I was driving that claimed a life, so be careful and see you back on the site in a couple days!
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Re: Have a Safe and Happy Holidays

Post by Alathald » Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:04 am

The same thing happened here, we went out to go across town and made it about halfway before it got bad. A trip that normally takes less than 3 minutes took us over 45 minutes to get back home. On just our block there were 3 separate accidents and we saw many more on the trip home. Be careful people, especially if it's 30°F and raining or foggy.

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Post by Skippman » Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:31 am

I took Creave Cour Mill Rd home last night and ended up fording about 1ft of water. Good thing I have a Jeep as I don't think a car would have made it.

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Re: Have a Safe and Happy Holidays

Post by DMB2000uk » Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:13 pm

That's some really weird weather.

When it's that cold anyway, you should be cautious of ice, raining or not.

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Re: Have a Safe and Happy Holidays

Post by InspectahACE » Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:28 pm

When it snowed here in Vegas(way more than past few times its snowed)...i would see accidents left and right too..In fact i had one a$$hole come up from behind me after cutting about 4 cars off..now hes fishtailing all around behind me..then manages to get beside me..needless to say i was kind of stoked to get out of the way until he hit the middle wall on the street..he hit it at an angle so he could keep going instead of stop. that dumbass kept driving..even his girlfriend was scared sh*tless but he kept on going..you would think people have common sense..i guess it just us at LR who do lol(most of us anyway...i wanted to use the snow to wreck my somewhat new car to get a newer one lol)

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Re: Have a Safe and Happy Holidays

Post by geokilla » Wed Dec 24, 2008 3:19 pm

Over here in Toronto, we got hit by 2 storms and 1 mini-storm. So much snow within the course of 1 week...And today it's raining and the temperature is like 4C. Last week, it was like -8C or and very, very windy. Crazy weather....>.<

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Re: Have a Safe and Happy Holidays

Post by DaIceMan » Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:48 pm

Monday it struggled to top 15 deg F, with wind chills around 0 most of the day. Tomorrow, they are forecasting 63 deg F. Should be a nice weather swing to spawn a couple tornadoes. Had a few of them on January 2nd/3rd of this year.

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Re: Have a Safe and Happy Holidays

Post by eva2000 » Thu Dec 25, 2008 8:55 pm

Happy holidays guys...

be safe on the roads!

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Post by skier » Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:53 pm

on Christmas eve my friend spun out on a small highway due to the entire section of road being iced over (he only nudged a snowbank) but when he went outside the car to look at it, he almost got hit by another car that lost control! there were two other accidents within a couple hundred feet of him when he had his, i don't know that anyone was hurt that night around here

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Re: Have a Safe and Happy Holidays

Post by vicaphit » Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:30 pm

Tuesday night we had just had a cold day, and it was warming up (it was at 40F) at about 11:30pm. I thought nothing of it, but the road had already had ice on it that hadn't melted yet. I drove at regular speeds all the way home, and almost fell walking up the lip into the driveway. I was pretty lucky I didn't put my car into a ditch!

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Re: Have a Safe and Happy Holidays

Post by leexgx » Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:22 am

there are some of drivers out there that drive way to fast and loses grip (they are just fools)
or way to slow or do norm turns slow to the point it is unsafe, make more accidents then any thing els in the UK the so called safe drivers that norm drive off after making an accident behind them (they should be get points on there drivers license + an fine)

most of the highway (motorways uk) in the uk crashes happen at slip roads where they are suppose to come off so they cut across 1-2 lanes of traffic to get to it in some cases and hit an car (or an truck)
thay need to keep an gap when driveing what alot of pepole do not do allso Not moveing out of the out side line {fast lane} in the UK is norm 85mph avg (should be 70mph)or when in an Dual carriageway cards doddering in that lane

when its frosty should drive alot slower

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Re: Have a Safe and Happy Holidays

Post by Alathald » Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:40 am

Didn't think it warranted a new thread but just wanted to remind everyone to be safe out there, I know that those of use in Ohio (FZ1, vicaphit and myself) got hit pretty hard overnight and the forecast says it will only get worse. IDK how hard STL got hit (or anywhere else for that matter) just wanted to wish everyone a safe post-holiday season.

Now, as I've called off work today, I'll either be outside in the snow or killing zombies (whichever strikes my fancy at the time)! :drinkers:
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Re: Have a Safe and Happy Holidays

Post by FZ1 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:51 am

I made it to work ok...tomorrow will probably be worse!
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Re: Have a Safe and Happy Holidays

Post by vicaphit » Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:07 pm

I made it to work too, though I doubt it will be easy to get home tonight. We have ice forcasted.
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Re: Have a Safe and Happy Holidays

Post by vicaphit » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:11 pm

Here is a picture I took on Tuesday night before I left work to go home.

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Re: Have a Safe and Happy Holidays

Post by martini161 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:21 pm

its a shame, with a real camera that could have been a very pretty picture! :mrgreen:

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Re: Have a Safe and Happy Holidays

Post by vbironchef » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:49 pm

When I used to live in MA. we had snow tires with studs. Is this still legal or not. I guess it depends on the state. Looks like a good time to use chains. Believe it or not I have chains in my truck and I live in CA. Just in case.

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Re: Have a Safe and Happy Holidays

Post by vicaphit » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:22 pm

Yeah, that was taken with my 1.3 megapixel cameraphone. I went out the next day with my better camera, but I doubt those turned out well either. I will take a look at them, and if they are any good I will post them.
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Re: Have a Safe and Happy Holidays

Post by vicaphit » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:20 pm

Yet another double post, with better pictures.

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