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Old 07-15-2014, 01:17 PM
 
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I just returned from an interview in WB. I to know honestly how treacherous driving from Dunmore to WB in winter is. Let's go with a worse case scenario, last winter for an example. TY
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Old 07-15-2014, 03:05 PM
 
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I just returned from an interview in WB. I to know honestly how treacherous driving from Dunmore to WB in winter is. Let's go with a worse case scenario, last winter for an example. TY
Bloomin remember: Your grounded! Your only allowed on the roads with training wheels!
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Old 07-15-2014, 03:18 PM
 
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Bloomin remember: Your grounded! Your only allowed on the roads with training wheels!
Lol, thanks for the reminder. Hubby really doesn't want me going back to work...so if I have some factual info it may help.
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Old 07-15-2014, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
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If you take Drinker St. to 81 South you will usually not have a problem. I only remember that one bad storm we had around Valentine's day where everybody got stranded because of a Jack knifed trailer. In Wilkes-Barre, stick to the main roads and they do a pretty good job. Even on my street up the top they still salted and plowed every time. Only once I got stranded, the same exact storm that did in 81 around Valentine's.
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Old 07-15-2014, 04:06 PM
 
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The biggest problem is drivers who just plain can't drive. Examples: 1) Not having all wheel or 4 wheel drive. 2) Having tires that resemble hockey pucks as far as tread goes. 3) Following too close to the car in front of you especially going up hill. 4) slamming on the breaks and turning the wheel violently incase you do start to spin-out. 5) NOTHING will save you on ice. 6) Most of all, if you have to ask, stay home and don't endanger the rest of us who have a clue.

Note: I find it beyond comical watching the idiots down here drive with 3 inches of accumulation on the roads.
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Old 07-15-2014, 06:26 PM
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and don't forget the dingbats that think just because they have 4 wheel drive, they can drive like it's summer.
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:44 PM
 
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Some of the main roads in the township aren't taken care of very well. Highland Park Boulevard and Route 309 can be a real PITA to make it down during/after a storm. Really any of the streets you are going to have to travel to get to center city will give you a hassle if you hit them at the wrong time - Coal, Market, East Northampton, South, Hazel, Blackman, etc.
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:52 AM
 
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I just returned from an interview in WB. I to know honestly how treacherous driving from Dunmore to WB in winter is. Let's go with a worse case scenario, last winter for an example. TY
Main streets and the Interstate are usually fairly good. If your vehicle is rear wheel drive and/or crappy tires then you'll have trouble. You don't necessarily need snow tires but bald all seasons are not a good idea.

As road conditions can vary based on the type of snow, temp. etc. always give it a little test where you safely can to see how slippery it really is. As you're rolling up to stop for example well before the stop see if you can stop quickly. If you never really drove in the snow try and find clear parking lot on Sunday that has snow, try doing sharp cornering and other things so you can learn how the car is going to react. When I was young doing all those donuts wasn't for pleasure, I was learning... I swear.

One last thing, this is counterintuitive but sometimes that gas pedal works better than the brake. If you're sliding sideways giving it a little gas can get it going in the right direction. That's something to try in the empty parking lot.
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:53 AM
 
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The 'side roads' used to access the Interstate or main roads and then to/from work location may be the biggest problem. Except in a few extremely heavy snow falls the main roads will probably be drivable. Parking space and access can also be annoying.

In all cases snow tires are a BIG help an highly recommended if you want the safest equipment. Many people will just buy a second set of wheels and maintain two sets of tires switched on/off at the right time of year. Over the life of a car, the cost isn't much different and the margin of safety is worth it if you drive much in true snow/ice conditions. Front wheel drive is often better for most drivers...and of course all wheel or 4 wheel drive are best (...with snow tires). There is virtually unlimited information and opinion on this general topic on C-D and many other fora.

maybe next winter will be a light snow winter...
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Old 07-16-2014, 12:14 PM
 
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Thanks all, I have brand new snow tires waiting in the wings, I would be working on 315. CaptTrips asking questions is never wrong. Traveling to a new area, I think it is wise to ask those who know. As usual you seem to enjoy attempting to insult people.
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