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Old 01-31-2010, 07:57 PM
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I actually thought the response was pretty good for the circumstances. I don't expect the same things here that I had when I lived up north. My entire neighborhood had been plowed by early afternoon Saturday, and with the sun today the roads were clearing nicely. I drove out today to run a few errands nearby, and the main roads outside my neighborhood and beyond were, for the most part, just wet, except some slush here and there. I know there will be some re-freezing in the mornings for a while - par for the course. I'm glad this hit on a weekend when the impact was less than it would have been during the workweek.

Old 01-31-2010, 08:55 PM
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Roads softened up here in Fuquay to a nice mush in the sun.....not a plow anywhere. Now its all hardened, rutted, solid ice. The next few days will be fun. Inexcusable.
Old 01-31-2010, 09:21 PM
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psst ...today was SUNDAY
Old 01-31-2010, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Priorityonecb View Post
No complaints here either. We came here from Colorado. A snow event there would have had us outside for hours shoveling, because life goes on as usual unless it's a full blown blizzard with several feet of snow.

A snow event here? We spent a lovely weekend where our kids had no place to go, eating good foods and enjoying each others company. No complaints whatsoever.
Yay! A newcomer who gets it
Old 01-31-2010, 10:22 PM
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Just watched some of the 11pm news. They quoted DOT as saying to keep up with all that's needed to clear the roads in this type of situation, they need 25% more staff and equipment costing millions.

And, they showed Ray Rd that looks all iced up. 540 and 40 looks like traffic is moving fine but slower. The big problem is the ice piled up between the lanes. A small car on (40 I believe) tried to change lanes and lost control, spun around and ended up going backwards at full speed in the same direction before hitting a truck. To me, it looked like everyone was going too fast for the unpredictable conditions. When I used to drive the I-40 route in bad weather, I saw more 4 wheel drive vehicles wrecked, I think b/c they get too confident and rely on 4Wd more than cautious driving.

the news is still saying that they are watching Friday's weather system. It looks to be a serious one...if it is snow rather than rain.
Old 01-31-2010, 10:51 PM
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