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Old 03-13-2017, 03:20 PM
 
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Gang plowing or plowing in formation was developed by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Without context this sounds dirty.
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Old 03-13-2017, 03:42 PM
 
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Without context this sounds dirty.
Well, it does relieve stress.
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Old 03-14-2017, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Midwest, no contest. The roads would be prepped BEFORE the snow would hit most times. If snow was a sure thing (over 5"), the crews would be "up and at 'em", no matter what the hour. And if it snowed overnight, they would be out overnight, plowing their hearts away. Great guys!
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Old 03-14-2017, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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The South. Because we treating it like a reason for a party instead of an obstacle to work around in order to reach the office. We all sit inside, shove another log on the fireplace, and drink with the neighbors. When the snow melts the next day, we all head back to our jobs. And the maternity wards fill up 9.5 months later.
Yeah, I still remember that 1 inch North Carolina got a few years ago:


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Old 03-14-2017, 02:34 PM
 
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Yeah, I still remember that 1 inch North Carolina got a few years ago:

Exactly see what happens when you venture out? BUT to be fair, that was snow on top of about an inch-and-a-half of ice.
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Old 03-14-2017, 03:09 PM
 
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The Midwest (especially the area surrounding the Great Lakes and the upper part of the Great Plains) is used to receiving a lot of snow and are much more adept at dealing with it in regards to getting the roads clear. People in Grand Rapids, MI or Cleveland would not even flinch at the thought of a snowstorm dumping 6" of snow while people on the East Coast (like Maryland or New Jersey for example) would literally go into panic mode. The only other regions that are comparable in regards to effectively dealing with snow would be Northern New England and the Rocky Mountain region (although Denver is actually pretty lax in regards to snow removal).
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Old 03-15-2017, 11:07 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Areas that get Lake-Effect snow. Michigan, New York, etc.

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Old 03-15-2017, 11:07 AM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Northeast, Great Lakes, Upper Midwest. Snow falls and it's no big deal.

It snows in MD, Carolinas, or Deeper South and entire cities shutdown in a panic. .... It's pretty funny.
It's not panic, it's common sense. Think about it for a while.
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Old 03-15-2017, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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It's not panic, it's common sense. Think about it for a while.
Its panic, don't kid yourself. Emptying the grocery stores (when snow is forecasted) like its Armageddon is full blown panic. Do you Southerners think you're gonna be snowed in for weeks or what? lol I don't understand the need to rush to the grocery store and stock up on groceries for a snow storm.


Even more bizarre is people buy all these goods, put em in the fridge, then lose power during an ice storm, ruining all the food.
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Old 03-15-2017, 11:46 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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^ To be fair, northerners in snowy areas do that, too.
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