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Old 01-06-2014, 08:55 AM
 
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How concerned should I be about icy roads tomorrow? I didn't think anything of the cold weather until it started raining this morning. Now I am worried about driving to work in the morning (and getting up my driveway). Any bets on public schools being closed?
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:20 AM
 
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Just got the WRAL alert on my phone- Wake County opening 2 hours late tomorrow.
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:24 AM
 
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Wake Co Schools has a two hour delay.

The rain has stopped, the sky is clearing and the temp is well above freezing for now. The roads should be mostly dry before it freezes. Just expecting the usual problem spots where water drains across the roads after a rain. The ground is very wet.

Wale Electric had a fairly large power outage this AM for about an hour (27613 zip). Glad they got that fixed ...

Frank
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:36 AM
 
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Yeah, finally got out of my inner building office and saw the sun is shining!
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:49 AM
 
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Ya gotta love Southern living. We get many of the perks of a snow day without any of the shoveling.
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:09 AM
 
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This is a good time to refresh your knowledge regarding the location of your whole-house water shut-off valve. Sometimes a pipe will freeze and split but no water leaks out until the pipe thaws. Then you have a flood and an urgent need to turn off the water until repairs are made.
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:10 AM
 
Location: At the NC-SC Border
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This is a good time to refresh your knowledge regarding the location of your whole-house water shut-off valve. Sometimes a pipe will freeze and split but no water leaks out until the pipe thaws. Then you have a flood and an urgent need to turn off the water until repairs are made.
Unfortunately many water pipes will be freezing the next day or so. Newer construction will get it's first real test since we haven't had these kinds of temps and wind chills in a dozen years or so. It's a good idea to batten down all the hatches around the house and leave an interior faucet dripping if you don't know how your pipes will fair the next few days. Just a word to the wise
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Make sure all your water hoses are disconnected from the faucets!

Vicki
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:48 AM
 
Location: At the NC-SC Border
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Make sure all your water hoses are disconnected from the faucets!

Vicki
Good advice I walked over to check on a neighbor's place this morning who is out of town. All his hoses were connected, and one faucet was still turned on with pressure on the line. That would have been a real headache

I also slip those hard foam covers over the faucets...just in case.
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:58 AM
 
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Just got the WRAL alert on my phone- Wake County opening 2 hours late tomorrow.
Shameful. Wake County is raising a generation of children who see the adults fold at even the slightest hint of adversity.
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