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Old 01-29-2014, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Southerners: I thought ice was just on your mountain roads. I didn't get how it could last very long on your highways. Up here, there's almost always no ice on highways b/c it melts under the traveling cars. Only the "roads" or untraveled highways would get ice. Does the South have sanding trucks? We salt the roads heavily and all the cars are now covered with a displeasing white layer of corrosive salt. It's no use washing your car, it just gets covered again.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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We get ice here from idling cars, even with all the sand and chemicals. Bridges & overpasses can be especially dangerous and ice is far more dangerous than snow - you literally have no control. I can understand how this would cripple those in the South. I just got an email from a realtor in the Southport area and he described a bit of his adventure with the ice today. It's funny because I think he sees those of us in the North as having super powers when it comes to winter driving. But, of course, we all do () - like today: sun shining, completely clear streets (except residential areas) and there were tons of turkeys putzin along at 15 MPH. Hey, the roads are dry. This is when I want to create a road block and start taking drivers licenses away.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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We get ice here from idling cars, even with all the sand and chemicals. Bridges & overpasses can be especially dangerous and ice is far more dangerous than snow - you literally have no control. I can understand how this would cripple those in the South. I just got an email from a realtor in the Southport area and he described a bit of his adventure with the ice today. It's funny because I think he sees those of us in the North as having super powers when it comes to winter driving. But, of course, we all do () - like today: sun shining, completely clear streets (except residential areas) and there were tons of turkeys putzin along at 15 MPH. Hey, the roads are dry. This is when I want to create a road block and start taking drivers licenses away.
I can see you as Officer Umbria dressed like Officer Marge Gunderson(Frances McDormand) in Fargo. LOL. Google it on youtube to see what she looks like.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Good Lord. I've never seen anything like this even in the nastiest northern winters.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/atlanta-...ice-snowstorm/

Just want to add how impressed I am at the generosity of Southerners helping each other. The news articles about incredible generosity and risk taking through postings on Facebook are really heartwarming. Shows the spirit of the Southern people—people everywhere when there's an emergency.

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Old 01-29-2014, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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I can see you as Officer Umbria dressed like Officer Marge Gunderson(Frances McDormand) in Fargo. LOL. Google it on youtube to see what she looks like.
I know what she looks like and I know what she sounds like. BTW - I have heard 1 person in my life time that talked that way - a roofer that every time he talked I just couldn't stop grinning. I stopped when I realized that he thought I was flirting with him.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:47 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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I can see you as Officer Umbria dressed like Officer Marge Gunderson(Frances McDormand) in Fargo. LOL. Google it on youtube to see what she looks like.

You should see Officer Clark (aka "Kampus Kop") is his uniform ... he looks so butch!
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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You should see Officer Clark (aka "Kampus Kop") is his uniform ... he looks so butch!
After all these years it's definitely time to post pictures of ourselves. You go first!
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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He's already posted a pic of himself - your turn
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:02 PM
 
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He's already posted a pic of himself - your turn
No you next, then a few others, then maybe me.
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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No you next, then a few others, then maybe me.
Nice try~~~~~don't be shy ~~~~we won't go "Whaaaahahahahahahah", promise

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