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Old 09-03-2014, 09:01 PM
 
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I wouldn't know as I have lived south my whole life. But all you hear from southern weather lovers here is that how blessed we are to have "better" weather because we don't need to shovel snow like those up in north.

But do you really need to though shovel snow there? I would assume those who live in apartments are automatically free of that. But does it really matter is the rest does it or not? What purpose does it serve? Does anything of significance really happen if you don"t?

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Old 09-03-2014, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I have only a few feet of sidewalk to shovel (or $10-20 bucks to pay someone) and eventually my car to dig out. It's true some neighbors don't bother but others will eventually do it for them. The streets are plowed, although being on a side street it can take longer. I remember during the blizzard of '96 neighbors had to shovel our own street but it was kind of fun haha.
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:16 PM
 
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What if you kept your car in the garage?

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Old 09-03-2014, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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What if you kept your car in a garage?
If you live in a high rise in the city and keep your car in a garage then you will really not need to shovel or dig out anything.
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:25 PM
 
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If you live in a high rise in the city and keep your car in a garage then you will really not need to shovel or dig out anything.
Oh, I assumed you were speaking of your house which is what I was talking about. I tend to associate big cities with public transportation so I didn't think of that.
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:25 PM
 
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If you live in a town or rural area you're responsible for your own driveway, sidewalk, and getting snow off of your car if you don't have a garage. Having a snow blower is extremely useful, especially if you have a large driveway. In big storms it can take an hour for me just to be able to get my car out of my driveway.

Glad to be moving south soon. I HATE snow anymore. I live on a dirt road that often isn't even plowed for an entire day, leaving me stranded at home. It isn't so bad if you live in town.
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I haven't shoveled snow in years. Not that I'd mind it. It's nice to get out in the crisp winter air. Going out for a long walk after a snow is quite enjoyable.

Back when I lived in the burbs and owned a car it rarely took more than 5-10 min to dig the car out. Less to clear the sidewalks (most of the time a broom would do the trick for that).
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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Lived in Rochester for 30 years. Snow shovel in the garage, snow shovel in the car. Yes. Unless you buy a snowblower, which is pointless for dustings or ice.

It sits inside for that day I drive up North during the holiday season and have to dig my car out of a ditch. And that's claiming being an expert at snow driving.
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:40 PM
 
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People in the far northern prairie states/ provinces, keep their car engines or batteries(?) attached to "block heater" machines in their garage, to pre-heat them so they will start easier in cold weather. Tire traction is another consideration. Before the invention of "all weather" tires, motorists used to have to put on deeper-traction "snow tires" before snow was expected, and then change back to "regular traction" tires in the Springtime.
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Oh, I assumed you were speaking of your house which is what I was talking about. I tend to associate big cities with public transportation so I didn't think of that.
Well if you have a house with a garage you'd still need to clear the driveway to get out. But yes, when it snows more people take public transit which can cause delays.
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