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Old 01-30-2010, 08:57 AM
 
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You might want to stay until Monday afternoon or even Tuesday, depending on the condition of the roads.
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:59 AM
 
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Wow, that is a little over board! She could come home right now if she wanted too. It not bad out there, the news people here just blow this crap out of proportion.

I would say come home on Sunday is you want to be really safe.

John


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You might want to stay until Monday afternoon or even Tuesday, depending on the condition of the roads.
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:45 AM
 
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No, it's always a "wait and see" game. Might be great weather. Might be dangerously icy. One must stay open to the possibilities.
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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The next two days are going to be very cold and whatever is there will still be there, only packed/melted/refrozen. Areas south of the Triangle are getting more ice than snow and you'd have to go through them on the way here.

A lot of it will depend on your own neighborhood and how many side streets there are. Obviously, 40 coming from Wilmington will be one of the first roads where driving is fine, but how many smaller streets do you have to take to get to your house and how many hills does that involve? Getting to Raleigh isn't the hard part, it's getting to your own neighborhood once you do.

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Old 01-30-2010, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Default François, we're in Glenwood-Brooklyn neighborhood...

... so it would be 40 to Wake Ave to Glenwood, then two short side streets. I'm going to assume Wade and Glenwood will be okay?

We have decided to stay in Wilmington today and tonight (obviously, heh) so I'll hope there is not a bunch of ice that was once snow waiting for us.

And I feel like hell... frakking cold or flu. Ah well, ya never know.

I kind of feel like I missed something again... we were in MA spending the holidays with my in-laws when it snowed in December. Maybe I should alert the forum everytime we go out of town

Thanks again for the pointers, everyone.
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Well, another couple arrived at the place we are staying at in Wilmington this afternoon. They are also from Raleigh, and it took them over 4 hours to get here. In a Jeep (a "real" one). They said it was bad up until 30 miles away from Wilmington. And expressed concern about our trip home on Sunday.

We need to get home before Monday, so I guess it will be an extra careful and slow drive home tomorrow.
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:43 PM
 
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Our thoughts will be with you.

It can be quite scary. Twice in my life, I've had extremely scary "ice" moments. One was when I flattened a stop sign (on purpose) to avoid sliding into a busy street.

Another time, our car did a little circular dance, 'round and 'round on an extremely slippery patch of suburban road. We were near a busy road, and a busy church, but we were lucky the church hadn't let out yet. We ended up with the back end of the car stuck in a ditch. For several terrifying moments, the car was out of control, and we felt fortunate we didn't hit anything or anyone.

I have a much greater respect now for icy roads, especially here.

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Well, another couple arrived at the place we are staying at in Wilmington this afternoon. They are also from Raleigh, and it took them over 4 hours to get here. In a Jeep (a "real" one). They said it was bad up until 30 miles away from Wilmington. And expressed concern about our trip home on Sunday.

We need to get home before Monday, so I guess it will be an extra careful and slow drive home tomorrow.
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:12 AM
 
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We are heading TO Wilmington early tomorrow morning.....I'm hoping 40 will be not be too icy after the sun hitting it today and then temps in the teens overnight tonight.
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Old 01-31-2010, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Carolina Shores NC
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I'm in North Myrtle Beach, and from what I just saw on WRAL this morning I won't be going home(Raleigh)until at least tomorrow(Monday) afternoon....maybe later. So much for the salt brine
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:26 AM
 
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We are heading TO Wilmington early tomorrow morning.....I'm hoping 40 will be not be too icy after the sun hitting it today and then temps in the teens overnight tonight.
Leave as late as you possibly can and be prepared to drive well under the limit until you are well to the southeast of the Triangle area.
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