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Old 01-30-2010, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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He's actually crazy! He is "in training" for the Krispy Kreme Challenge. He ate 11 donuts and went out to shovel. So far, so good. If he doesn't hurl, he has a lot of calories to burn off!
There's no help for him here....
Oh, my...
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Old 01-30-2010, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Buffalo, NY
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Has anyone heard of any movie theaters that are open today other than Raleigh Grand? I know Crossroads 20, Galaxy Cinema and Regal Beaver Creek are closed. Can't get Park Place 16 to answer the phone (not a good sign).
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Old 01-30-2010, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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Native North Carolinians, we have little experience with snow, but we got out and shoveled the walks (as much as we could) and the steps to the house. When I saw the slush this afternoon on our walk(s) with the dogs, I knew what we were in for tomorrow, if we didn't tackle it today. There was already a layer of ice underneath the snow, and that appeared to be getting icy too.

If I had to bet, schools will more than likely be closed on Monday, unless we see considerable melting on Sunday. School personnel send the bus crew out to check out the secondary roads, and that is generally how a decision is reached. At the least, it'll be a two-hour delay to let the ice on bridges and overpasses melt.

Next snow-around, I think I'll be putting a small tarp or blanket out on the ground, so I can pull it back and show these poor dogs where, exactly, they can 'go.' It has been the weirdest, watching them trying to figure-out where to potty.

It has been a lot of fun watching the kids, and the 'big' kids play in the snow today. Lot of sleds out in our neighborhood.
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Old 01-30-2010, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Pie shape
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My dog peed in someone's snow angel :-O

I thought I was being so smart parking near the entrance of my complex, at the top of the hill - I walked over to it and saw several cars rolling back from the gate, way too close to my car! FAIL

There isn't really anywhere good to move it right now so I'm just going to hope more people stay in for the night and maybe revisit moving it tomorrow...
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Old 01-30-2010, 06:42 PM
 
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Schools will have to be closed Monday, there is no way enough ice will melt off the secondary roads. By me, its been driven on and compacted into 4inches of ice slab. I'm gonna guess schools will be out for Tuesday too.
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Old 01-30-2010, 07:03 PM
 
Location: NC
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Schools will have to be closed Monday, there is no way enough ice will melt off the secondary roads. By me, its been driven on and compacted into 4inches of ice slab. I'm gonna guess schools will be out for Tuesday too.
That's what I've been thinking too! When we've had similar scenarios in the past, they've closed school. I expect some businesses will close Monday for sure, others may do a 2 hr delay, not sure how that will really help(?). By Tues they'll get nervous and do a 2 hr delay for some businesses and likely close school.
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Ha! i was just thinking the same thing! After we get "hit" we'll have a whole new thread on how southerners can't drive in the snow, local officials did a horrible jobs preparing the roads, the streets didn't get plowed fast enough or at all, their power was out for too long, NC should have buried power lines, TWC customer service sucks, PSNC and Progress Energy rates are exorbitant, not enough stores are open, the sidewalks should have been salted, they shouldn't have canceled schools, not enough roads were blocked off for sledding, stores should have plowed their own parking lots, more shelters should have been opened and there aren't enough movies left at blockbuster!!

But then again those that are here can participate in all of the threads titled "Who remembers the snowstorm of Jan 10?" and we can all tell our over exaggerated stories about snow drifts 5 feet tall, power outages for 3 weeks, and gas lines and people were scrambling for snow shovels and sleds and bananas and potted meat!
I warned you guys it was coming....Flat out failure Triangle wide in Road response to the Ice and sleet.
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Yes. Yes, you did. And I never doubted you!
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:24 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Default Monday morning commuting nightmare

My driveway is just a block of ice. My partner gave up on shoveling it, so I channeled a drainage area for the melt. Then I walked some of the roads out to the main road. Everything, including the main road, is covered in a solid inch or two of slush/ice. The top portion is melting smooth, which will freeze tonight into a slick skating rink. I have no idea how either of us will get to work tomorrow. My partner can work from home, but I can't.
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Oxxford Hunt, Cary NC
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I just got back from running a few errands in SW/Central Cary. Secondary roads like Cary Parkway and Maynard were fine - either completely dry or somewhat wet from run off (no ice, no slush). Less traveled roads like W.Chatham had a bit more slush, but at least one full lane clear. Shopping centers were messy, and I saw some plows and other equipment working to clear them. Side streets were still snow/ice/slush covered from what I could see. My own neighborhood street was plowed (scraped?) sometime last night but still has a coating of slush. It definitely was sanded as well. My culdesac has not been plowed yet, nor did I shovel my driveway. My minivan got in and out just fine, including driving on my snow packed driveway (it's level, so I'm lucky there). I've no doubt I could get to work just fine tomorrow morning, maybe allowing a little extra time in the morning for things to melt. I might work from home anyhow as I don't want my dogwalker to feel like she has to come out, especially if she's not comfortable with it (and especially since I was lazy and didn't shovel my driveway).

Anyhow, it was perfectly fine this afternoon. After the sun goes down it will be a whole different story, but you won't see me driving around then.
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