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Ice Event

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

We were to have a winter storm today. Instead some warm air came in making it rain. It poured today! If that rain had been snow, we would have gotten a fair amount of snow. One inch of rain equals 10 inches of snow. I am not sure on the amount of rain we got today. The temps were very concerning however being it was at the freezing point. Our cars were coated with ice after work. We all started them early to help melt the ice so we didn't have to scrape as much or as hard. I am happy I have remote start and didn't have to leave the building. Walking was starting to get interesting when we left. The roads weren't all that bad. Of course I didn't drive with my normal lead foot. It didn't take long after I left for cars to start going into the ditches. The road report app was reporting spin outs by the time I got home. Glad I got to leave when I did. The snow has started now.

Hope everyone is well. Thanks for stopping by.
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  • no profile photo CD26406533
    Glad you made it home safe!
    73 days ago
    Glad you made it home safe.I too have a lead foot I used to say my theme song was Dee Snyder's "I can't drive 55" We were posted to Germany and there are no speed limits on the Autobahn.Okay even I concede 225 is a bit fast !
    73 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    People just take to many chances and end up in the ditch, it happens every year the first couple of snow falls. Nice that you were able to get home in one piece and before it started snowing, as sure black ice would be giving more problems too.
    73 days ago
    Those yaktraxs might be a handy pocket stuffer.
    73 days ago
    One good thing about growing up in a snowy winter climate is having learned some really good driving skills. emoticon
    73 days ago
    JIll so GLAD you made it home safely!! I HATE the ice!! Thankfully I can see the place I live from where I live, so on really bad icy days, I'll put on my yaktraks and down I'll go!!!

    Scraping ice off a car is NOT FUN!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE my metal edge scraper though because it gets it off the windows so much easier. I found it on Amazon, I had to make sure first it wasn't a cheapie one, those will bend if the ice is over a 1/2" thick. When it's an inch think (I live right on the harbor so that happens so much easier) AARRGGHH!!!
    73 days ago
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