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  posted on 2/17/2015 at 06:37 PM
"Heads up!!"

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  posted on 2/17/2015 at 06:57 PM
We southerners hear it every year: "I'm from (Wisconsin/Michigan/New York/Maine etc.), I know how to drive in this stuff!"

 

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  posted on 2/17/2015 at 07:04 PM
Nobody can drive on ice.
 

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  posted on 2/17/2015 at 07:16 PM
One ice road incident still stands out in my mind. Driving from Austin to Steamboat Springs. Driving thru Lubbock and it's snowing pretty good but no problems with the roads or traction (yet.) The light just ahead turns red, I hit the brakes and nothing happened...

zzzzziiippp, right through it.

 

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  posted on 2/18/2015 at 07:47 AM
January 1977, here in Macon, we had a small snow storm that gave us about 4 inches in the middle of the day.
That's a lot of snow for middle Ga.
On the bridges our "I can drive through anything" crowd sat and spun their wheels until they hit pavement and could lurch forward a foot or two. Unfortunately, they found out not everybody was on the same program and a lot of front and rear bumpers got messed up.
Having to go to the Coliseum Hospital to pick up my wife, and there being only two bridges across the river, I had to go over one.
Fortunately, I was driving my truck with mud grips, got out and lowered the pressure to about 20 psi, and drove down the median of the bridge. One guy blocking the exit, couldn't get traction up the hill, got a push from me and helped clear the way.
Drive on top of the snow, not down to the ice.

 

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  posted on 2/18/2015 at 08:25 AM
We have about 5 feet of snow on the ground here in central Maine, with another foot on the way tomorrow. Driving on snow and ice is a routine thing in these parts, but still amazes me how many people are bad at it. It is all about adjusting your driving to the conditions...you can't drive the same way during a blizzard (or in the aftermath of one) as you can on a sunny 75 degree day, but some people just don't get that.

The biggest driving hazard around here right now is the ridiculous size of the snowbanks, making it very tough at some intersections (and driveways) to get out far enough to see oncoming traffic without actually being all the way out into the intersection.

 

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  posted on 2/18/2015 at 08:40 AM
In Birmingham, I once lived on street on a fairly steep hill. It was during the ice storm of 1975 (I think). A city bus driver decided it would be unwise to try to drive down the hill so he parked the bus. As he walked away - about 30 feet from the bus, the weight of the vehicle took over and it started sliding - unmanned down the steep hill ... and into a major intersection at the bottom. Fortunately, the inclement weather had kept the usual number of motorists home and there was no accident. Still - seeing that big bus just sliding down the hill ...

 

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