cfitz wrote:Wow! I better go check my local forecast, since I'm not all that far away from you. I have heard a bunch of announcements about what to do in the event of a winter emergency on the radio, but I figured it was just the typical "storm" hype.
By the way, salt won't do you a bit of good below about 20 degrees or so, much less 3.9 degrees.
Right, this is salt but with additives (Dowflake (R)) which (quoting almost verbatim "speeds up the melting process even at - 25 F").
I decided not to go to my parents' place after all, because they don't have time to pick me up and if I drive there, I will have to unblock my driveway when I go home, since I am sure the snow plows will leave a massive wall of snow (unavoidable) at the end of the drive; I will also have to clean the driveway itself and I would have to help my father with his driveway.
Keeping all that in mind, I wouldn't be done till late Sunday night; unless I stayed over an extra night and worked from my parents' home using remote access.
In any case, I am bunkering down and probably will be lucky if the side streets are passable late Sunday evening.
I actually tried to go to Staples. I turned around 90% of the way there, since traffic was moving slowly everywhere (already!! probably due to people making last minute preparations) and roads were already somewhat slick (due no doubt to bitter cold temps; 11 degrees right now) since I didn't want to get my 1 yr old car smashed up (again).
Time to watch some recorded TV shows on my new DVD recorder; I knew that thing would come in handy...
Good luck to everyone affected by this storm!!! DON'T TRY DRIVING IF YOU DON'T HAVE TO.
Not just because of the weather, but inevitably some drivers are stressed out by slow traffic and some will forget about the snow for a split second when they make an aggressive move...