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Old 01-28-2014, 11:53 PM   #21
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I'd be lieing if I told you I didn't just look up snowmobiles for sale in South jersey craigslist hahahaha..... If I had no limitations with money I would pick one up to use the 3 days it snows every year here... Cause that looks like a blast lmao!
When the county / city issues a "snow emergency" it's completely fair game for snowmobiles to be out and about in the streets. Highways are a little different story though i think. Not that anyone is going to catch you on a snowmobile.

It's not uncommon to see 5-10 snowmobiles in the grocery store parking lot. It's even more common on the west side of the state as they get more snow.
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:02 AM   #22
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I saw more ATV's than cars on the road today, tearing it up. I've been quite jealous of these people with fun big boy toys..
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Boo-hoo, Houston's a freakin' out!

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Old 01-29-2014, 12:17 AM   #24
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I had on a short sleeve shirt today and was comfy. What did I miss?
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:08 AM   #25
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I've been watching videos from Atlanta news stations. Ice has kept cars from going up hills in so many places that the interstates and secondary roads are blocked with stuck cars and accidents. Unprepared government is unprepared.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:10 AM   #26
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It's the same way here. If you can actually get past the thousands of abandoned cars, you won't get off an exit ramp, since almost all of these around here are sloped. It's going to be a mess the next few days. At least we have a little more excuse, being a small "big" city. A real big metro area like ATL really has no excuse for not being prepared.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:59 AM   #27
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I don't think the government has anything to do with it...

I once bought an SUV in Little Rock, which I consider to be "in the South". It had nearly new all-season tires on it when I purchased it, but I would realize that winter that what people and installers consider "all-season tires" in the South are rather lacking in the "Winter" department.
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:18 AM   #28
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I just drove into work in 5" in the miata.... still on my Konig's w/ Falken tires... That was not fun!
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:20 AM   #29
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Found this of Atlanta:


Sounds like the same thing Jesse was describing around Birmingham. I can't imagine being stuck overnight on the roads like that.
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I drove to work in the snow in my WRX. I died.
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I work for a wholesale distribution company with locations in Birmingham, Atlanta and Charlotte. All three locations closed early yesterday and aren't even opening today. Our Atlanta location had 4 route trucks not return to the warehouse yesterday. Meanwhile, the 3 locations in Ohio with 8-14" of snow and -15 temps are churning right along. Crazy.
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I drove to work in the snow in my WRX. I died.
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I work for a wholesale distribution company with locations in Birmingham, Atlanta and Charlotte. All three locations closed early yesterday and aren't even opening today. Our Atlanta location had 4 route trucks not return to the warehouse yesterday. Meanwhile, the 3 locations in Ohio with 8-14" of snow and -15 temps are churning right along. Crazy.
Lol. It's amazing how going a couple hundred miles north makes the difference in "the worst weather on the planet ever" and "this is a really nice day".
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Lol. It's amazing how going a couple hundred miles north makes the difference in "the worst weather on the planet ever" and "this is a really nice day".
After this front passed us, we saw the sun for the first time in 8 days. It was amazing, sunny enough to warm the black cloth interior, but still -15*.
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Old 01-29-2014, 11:26 AM   #35
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I've been in the Atlanta area with a few inches of snow on the ground without a real problem. Melting and refreezing into ice is what got 'em. Even snow tires are no bueno when the hilly street you are trying to climb is shiny ice.

Edit: Are studded snow tires still legal anywhere? They were the shizz back when I lived in Colorado.
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Studded snow tires and/or chains are still legal in Ohio during 3 or 4 winter months. Not necessary in the urban areas, but if I lived in the rural areas east/northeast of Cleveland, I would own two sets, in case one set broke down.
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Meanwhile, at the Barber Motorsports exit in the Ham... miata worthy
I got stuck at work too... lucky it's a 60yd walk to the back door of the house



Yesterday road traffic conditions... exactly as Steve said... turned to ice.

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Old 01-29-2014, 01:34 PM   #38
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Lol at the miata.

"Guys, umm guys, GUYS! Ohhhhh gawd, my *** is slipping out, i'm going over"
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It's gonna be a boon for the body and paint business.
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Just drove down to the river. It's not even frozen over completely.
Not that cold.


Nevermind dirty lens.
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