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Old 01-17-2008, 05:08 AM
 
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Cancelling school over ONE inch of snow? ONE INCH????
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Old 01-17-2008, 05:26 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Watch the traffic reports and their is your answer.
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Old 01-17-2008, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Between Belmont & Cramerton, North Carolina
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Cancelling school over ONE inch of snow? ONE INCH????
It is more because of the ice. Even Colorado closes schools if there is too much ice on the ground.
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Old 01-17-2008, 05:38 AM
 
Location: CLT native
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Our school, and most the other private schools, are open.

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Old 01-17-2008, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Some got six month some got one solid. But me and my buddies all got lifetime here
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Cancelling school over ONE inch of snow? ONE INCH????
New here?
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Old 01-17-2008, 06:37 AM
 
Location: CLT native
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The one thing that does totally irk me is how the local news coverage goes on and on while I just want to watch the TODAY show.
There is a dusting of snow and it is raining, we got it already.
I was in the office at 5.55 am and had no trouble getting here.
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Old 01-17-2008, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Waxhaw, NC
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Union County has a two hour delay.
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Old 01-17-2008, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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Last year on February 1st, this same situation happened. From what I have read, there were about 300 accidents in Meck alone. It isn't the fact that it is only an inch of snow/ice/slush, and it isn't the drivers...it's just that the county/state does not have enough resources to keep up with the roads. Hubby said that the number of trucks Meck has is less than the number of trucks we had in our little town up in CT. Having more just does not justify the expense.
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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The road conditions were fine for me on my commute this morning - just very wet.

One random observation that puzzled me... why do some folks not clear off their car windows when they are covered with snow, ice, or slush? How can the driver see to drive? I was in a little pack of 4 cars this morning that had used their wipers to clear their windshield, but had left the entire back window covered with the snowy mix. Even if you didn't have a snow brush, you could have wiped it off with whatever you had on hand - a towel, a newspaper, etc (yeah, it would have been soggy, but still better than nothing!). Leaving all of that mess up to your rear window defroster just didn't make sense to me...and seems very unsafe as well.

Off my soapbox now!
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:13 AM
 
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LOL....I know, we're from Massachusetts....so this is NOTHING to us!!!

but it IS beautiful if you take the time to stop and look.

~Angie
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