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Old Jan 27th 2004, 1:15 pm
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This is day 2 where NC has been affected by ice and the whole place seems to have ground to a stop!

I'm one of the few (about 20 out of 250) that have made it into work today and thats after taking a 3 mile detour as my car wouldn't make it up an icy hill. Anyone else having problems??
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No disrespect to those on the East coast, but we've had an ice 'month' but as soon as the eastern seaboard gets the storm we just had in the northern midwest, well **** me, it makes the national headlines.
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If any of you have dealings with people in the UK, please be warned that winter has arrived here as well.

You can tell by the hysterical reaction in the media and the fact that two centimetres of snow ix expected in the Home Counties in the next 48 hours. This will cause the entire country to ground to a halt as local councils fail to grit the roads properly and the 'wrong kind' of snow causes the railways to become even more shambolic.

This farce will be accompanied by the inevitable chorus of eco freaks and money seeking 'researchers' about how this is all due to global warming.
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Originally posted by jemetpl
If any of you have dealings with people in the UK, please be warned that winter has arrived here as well.

You can tell by the hysterical reaction in the media and the fact that two centimetres of snow ix expected in the Home Counties in the next 48 hours. This will cause the entire country to ground to a halt as local councils fail to grit the roads properly and the 'wrong kind' of snow causes the railways to become even more shambolic.

This farce will be accompanied by the inevitable chorus of eco freaks and money seeking 'researchers' about how this is all due to global warming.
Just so you know if you're expecting anything better over here forget it, especially in this area of the US. Hardly any of the roads have been ploughed and they won't salt the roads as it won't do any good with the temperatures we're having. You're basically left to your own devices and if you don't get to work you won't get paid. This is even though all the news channels are telling everyone to stay at home.
I had to risk it and I'd much rather drive in UK weather than the sheets of ice we have on the roads here!
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Originally posted by RoB1833
This is day 2 where NC has been affected by ice and the whole place seems to have ground to a stop!

I'm one of the few (about 20 out of 250) that have made it into work today and thats after taking a 3 mile detour as my car wouldn't make it up an icy hill. Anyone else having problems??
Got up at 5am in the morning to help dig out the car so the missus could go to work.
Every bastard else...schools...businesses... are closed, but people need their books so Borders have to open !
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Originally posted by manc1976
You're well into your music Webbie, I can play my violin for you if ya want?
Ah ha ha haaaaa !
Funnily enough I've just read an article about Americans and irony. (from Ricky Gervais winning the Golden Balls..sorry Globes.)
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This was me on Saturday morning.
shovelling my roof and getting all the ice off the eaves. I was way ****ing cold.
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ooh yeah , Adidas Campus on, my feet were like blocks of ice too.
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Here in Virginia we didn't get alot of snow just 4-10 inches but we received some freezing rain. This morning when I was walking to get the mail I slipped on some black ice. I hate winter time, Im not used to it being cold.
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Was 79f down here yesterday... nearly A/C time again
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Originally posted by manc1976
This was me on Saturday morning.
shovelling my roof and getting all the ice off the eaves. I was way ****ing cold.
Ah, the joys of home ownership, Manc
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Hey Manc ... you wouldnt have any idea of how to stop ice coming through the ventilation holes in the eaves ?
We have one rather majestic icicle thats now 4ft long ! Brrrrrrrr

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Originally posted by jan_michigan
Hey Manc ... you wouldnt have any idea of how to stop ice coming through the ventilation holes in the eaves ?
We have one rather majestic icicle thats now 4ft long ! Brrrrrrrr

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We have no vent holes in the eaves, that's probably caused the ice dam in the first place. We only have vent holes in the apex of the roof.
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Originally posted by ray6
I really hate to Gloat...But I will !!!

Was 79f down here yesterday... nearly A/C time again
Oh its been cold here too- ALMOST put the heating on last Saturday night
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