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Old 01-20-2009, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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My Samoyed is so happy today... I think the poor little guy missed the Michigan snow.

My husband, however, is not. His 20 minute drive turned into 2 hours and counting
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:36 AM
 
Location: NC
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Default snow!

my cat has never seen snow before, he's been on the window for hours now staring at it and when i came in fom the balcony he was trying to lick the snow off the floor lol

im kind of worried about my husband driving to work, he has to work a double shift today since others called out due to the snow,
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:41 AM
 
Location: NC
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So I'm sitting here at work all alone. Everyone in my office called out, including both of my bosses. Un freaking believable. So out of like 12 people I am the only one that showed up and I have one of the longest commutes.

This is hilarious!
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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You're not alone... it's me and the receptionist here today, and we have an office of 60 or so! At least I can surf the internet in relative comfort today... not many people walking by
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:52 AM
 
Location: NC
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So I'm sitting here at work all alone. Everyone in my office called out, including both of my bosses. Un freaking believable. So out of like 12 people I am the only one that showed up and I have one of the longest commutes.

This is hilarious!
Yup! The hubby's commute is like 22 miles which is not too bad but in the snow... **** lock the place up and go home haha Easier said than done.
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:31 AM
 
Location: NC
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My commute is 19 miles from NW Raleigh to SE Raleigh. Hwy 70 was pretty crappy this morning at 6:30am. The beltline was OK, save the far left lane, which looks like nothing was done to it. Why do they not salt roads like Glenwood? Is that not a major commuter road? Salting the roads would have made a hugh difference this morning. I did see one salt spreader on 440, but I believe they could have done a much better job. Plowing is not really an option until you get more than a few inches, but salting the roads would have been great!
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I don't know if anyone knows, but I saw a truck out yesterday throwing some kind of liquid on the ground... was it antifreeze? It definitely wasn't salt.
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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Alright guys, where are the pics? How much did you get?
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:49 AM
 
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I called in. It's pretty difficult for parents to show up at work when all the schools and preschools around them are closed... Plus, I feel fine driving in the snow, but there are some seriously BAD snow drivers around these parts, and I fear THEM.
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:54 AM
 
Location: ITB Raleigh NC
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I don't know if anyone knows, but I saw a truck out yesterday throwing some kind of liquid on the ground... was it antifreeze? It definitely wasn't salt.

It is magic salt brine that somehow makes roads 100% safe for the magic SUVs that end up in the ditch. Just kidding, it is a salt brine that they spray on the roads as a pretreatment to hopefully help with the ice that might occur. To me it is a waste to spray, I would rather them save those man hours for plows and salt/sand after the fact.

My commute today was 25 minutes, which is the exact same as a normal day. Slow and steady with no traffic. Saw one fender bender where one of the 4WD Magic SUVs I mentioned earlier did not slow down to make a right, I am sure he turned the wheel but physics decided to send him straight into some poor lady.

I made sure to fishtail on some turns, on purpose mind you, other than that the roads were fine for travel. I will say that the DOT really needs to step it up, as even major roadways were not as clear as they should be.
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