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Old 10-23-2008, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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in jefferson county at least, they spray brine, which is a mixture of salt and water on the the roads before it is supposed to snow, then after it snows they put down salt. I know Oldham county uses salt and cinders, and I think a lot of other counties use cinders too.
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Old 10-25-2008, 05:32 PM
 
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I lived in Michigan for a few years and was thrilled to get away from the bitter cold and "lake affect" cloud cover - - Louisville has a very mild winter - though, as with the rest of the world, seems to be changing. Five years ago, was very happy wearing just a heavy sweater the entire winter, then we had one of the "5 to 8 year blizzards"; however, the average seems to be what everyone describes - - does snow, but melts rapidly. So - you will need a coat, but a snowblower would be a total waste of money!
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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yeah you deffinately dont need a snowblower. I dont think ive used my winter jacket in the past couple years, and have only used my snow shovel maybe 5 times in the past couple years.
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Old 10-26-2008, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Ok y'all I have a very good idea as to what this winter will be. I found a wooly work who had aLOT of orange and very little black. That means a good winter and apparently those little fellas have an 85% accuracy rate
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Old 10-26-2008, 07:51 PM
 
Location: MI
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I lived in Michigan for a few years and was thrilled to get away from the bitter cold and "lake affect" cloud cover - - Louisville has a very mild winter - though, as with the rest of the world, seems to be changing. Five years ago, was very happy wearing just a heavy sweater the entire winter, then we had one of the "5 to 8 year blizzards"; however, the average seems to be what everyone describes - - does snow, but melts rapidly. So - you will need a coat, but a snowblower would be a total waste of money!
How do you like KY overall compared to MI? I've lived in the Detroit suburbs my whole life and am thinking about making the move to Louisville. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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No, we use salt here.... some governments supplement salt with cinders and sand on the coldest of days. Most highway departments are now using brine pre-storm as well.
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Old 10-27-2008, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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didnt i say that? lol
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